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931785.5 – 10043   Sympistis gracillinea (Grote, 1881)

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Distribution: Type locality (gracillinea): Arizona.
Type locality (yuma): Yuma Co., AZ; Walters Station, CA; Gila Co., AZ; Kerrville, TX.
Similar Species:
  • Oxycnemis acuna Barnes, 1907 tends to be more contrastingly marked.
  • Leucocnemis variabilis Barnes & McDunnough, 1918.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Oncocnemis gracillinea Grote, 1881
Oxycnemis gracillima Franclemont & Todd, 1983
Oxycnemis yuma Smith, 1907
Taxonomic Notes: Sympistis gracillinea (Grote, 1881), n. comb., was formerly in the genus Oxycnemis (Schmidt in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Grote, A.R., 1881. New moths, chiefly from Arizona. The Canadian Entomologist, 13(11): 231.
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
  • Smith, J.B., 1907. New species of Noctuidæ for 1907. No. 1. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 33: 138.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Sympistis gracillinea
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Sympistis gracillinea
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Sympistis gracillinea
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Sympistis gracillinea
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Sympistis gracillinea
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