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933304.0010896.2Protogygia whitesandsensis Metzler & Forbes, 2009

- Eric Metzler
Distribution: White Sand NM, New Mexico.
and Size:
Feb - March. Wingspan ~ 28-32 mm.
Field Marks:
Dark and light streaks extend to medial and postmedial areas and along wing margin.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Protogygia whitesandsensis Metzler & Forbes, 2009
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Ferris, C. & D. Lafontaine, 2009. Review of the Acontia areli group with descriptions of three new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Acontiinae). ZooKeys, 9: 27-46.
Data compiled and contributed by Steve Scott from references cited.

Protogygia whitesandsensis
CNC - Jocelyn Gill
Protogygia whitesandsensis
CNC - Jocelyn Gill

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