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932681 – 9564   Andropolia contacta (Walker, 1856)
             Canadian Giant Moth

© Jacques Larivée
Distribution: Type locality: Adirondack Mts., NY.
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Synonymy: Acronycta contacta Walker, 1856
Acronycta aspera Morrison, 1875
Polia diffusilis Harvey, 1878
Polia extincta Smith, 1900
Polia sansar Strecker, 1898
Polia pulverulenta Smith, 1891
Taxonomic Notes: Andropolia contacta: Includes as synonyms Anropolia sansar [9566] and Andropolia extincta [9573].
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Morrison, H.K., 1875. Descriptions of new Noctuidae. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 17: 132.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 54.31f; p. 300. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Andropolia contacta
[T] - © Carl Barrentine
Andropolia contacta
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Andropolia contacta
44mm – © Jim Vargo

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