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Noctuidae
932615.2 – 9956.1   Agrochola lunosa (Haworth, 1809)
             The Lunar Underwing

Timothy Calkins
Distribution: MD and VA in the Washington D.C. area.
Type locality (lunosa): Norfolk, England
Genitalia: See Moth Dissection UK
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Synonymy: Noctua lunosa Haworth, 1809
Orthosia subjecta Duponchel, 1836
Taxonomic Notes: Agrochola lunosa (Haworth, [1809]), introduced from Europe to the Northeast, is recognized within the North American fauna north of Mexico by Schmidt, Lafontaine & Troubridge (2018), ZooKeys, 788: 249. Formerly listed in the genus Agrochola, n. syn. of Omphaloscelis in Fibiger et al. (2010).
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Fibiger, M., L. Ronkay, J.L. Yela & A.Zilli, 2010. Rivulinae - Euteliinae, and Micronoctuidae and Supplement to Volume 1-11. Noctuidae Europaeae, 12: 1-451.
  • Haworth, A.H., 1803-1828. Lepidoptera Britannica, 2: 230.
  • Schmidt, B.C., J.D. Lafontaine & J.T. Troubridge, 2018. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico IV. ZooKeys, 788: 241-252.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Moth Dissection UK
Agrochola lunosa
Timothy Calkins
Agrochola lunosa
Timothy Calkins
Agrochola lunosa
Timothy Calkins
Agrochola lunosa
Timothy Calkins
Agrochola lunosa
Timothy Calkins
Agrochola lunosa
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