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933053.00 – 10406   Lacinipolia olivacea (Morrison, 1875)
             Olive Arches

Nolie Schneider
Distribution: Caution: A single range map dot for a Canadian province may represent records without specific location data.
Type locality: New York; New Hampshire.
Similar Species:
  • Lacinipolia bucketti is apparently not distinguished from L. o. petita by DNA sequencing.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Mamestra olivacea Morrison, 1875
Mamestra obscurior Smith, 1888
Mamestra lucina Smith, 1901
Mamestra megarena Smith, 1901
Mamestra altua Smith, 1901
Mamestra petita Smith, 1901
Mamestra vaumedia Smith, 1888
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Morrison, H.K., 1875. Descriptions of new Noctuidae. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 17: 143.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 56.12m; p. 305. Book Review and ordering
  • Selman, C.L., 1975. Revision of the Genus Lacinipolia McDunnough of America North of Mexico (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Ohio State University, Ph.D. thesis dissertation.
  • Smith, J.B., 1901. Notes on Mamestra olivacea Morr. and its allies. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 27: 230-240.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Lacinipolia olivacea
Nolie Schneider
Lacinipolia olivacea
John Davis
Lacinipolia olivacea
Robin McLeod
Lacinipolia olivacea
John Davis
Lacinipolia olivacea
Paratype (petita) - LG – J. Gill (CNC)
Lacinipolia olivacea
23mm – Jim Vargo
Lacinipolia olivacea
Canadian National Collection LG

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