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Noctuidae
932785.0010502Kocakina fidelis (Grote, 1874) – Intractable Quaker Moth

© Mark Dreiling - DNA
Distribution: Type Locality (intractata): Missouri.
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Synonymy: Himella fidelis Grote, 1874
Taeniocampa intractata Morrison, 1875
Taxonomic Notes: Kocakina fidelis (Grote, 1874), formerly in the genus Himella Grote, 1874, a junior homonym of Himella Dallas 1852, is transferred to Kocakina (Özdikmen & Seven, 2006) (replacement name), a genus which includes as a synonym Orthimella (Schmidt & Lafontaine, 2018) (unnecessary replacement name).

This name was synonymized with Himella intractata (Morrison, 1874) in the 1983 Hodges Checklist which regarded the publication year of fidelis to be 1875. The synonymy was reversed in Poole (1989) - Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010), ZooKeys, 40:154.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys, 40: 1-239.
  • Morrison, H.K., 1875. Descriptions of new Noctuidae. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 17: 160.
  • 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
  • Özdikmen, H. & S. Seven, 2006. Objective replacement names for Eriocera Guenée, 1852, Lobocheilos Hampson, 1891 and Himella Grote, 1874 (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Munis Entomology & Zoology, 1: 123-128.
Kocakina fidelis
© Ken Childs
Kocakina fidelis
© Jim Bliss
Kocakina fidelis
© Mark Dreiling
Kocakina fidelis
30mm – © Jim Vargo
Kocakina fidelis
© Valerie G. Bugh

Kocakina fidelis
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Kocakina fidelis
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Kocakina fidelis
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Kocakina fidelis
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Kocakina fidelis
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG


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