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931617 – 10048   Poolea grandimacula (Barnes & McDunnough, 1910)

Ann Hendrickson
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Synonymy: Oxycnemis grandimacula Barnes & McDunnough, 1910
Oxycnemis erratica Barnes & McDunnough, 1913
Poolea extremis Crabo, 2024 nomen nudum (lapsus calami)
Taxonomic Notes: Poolea grandimacula (Barnes & McDunnough, 1910), n. comb. and n. gen. in Crabo (2024), includes as a synonym Oxycnemis erratica, n. syn., in Lafontaine & Schmidt (2015) following Poole (1996).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Crabo, L.G., 2024. A new noctuid genus and species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Amphipyrinae, Psaphidini, Triocnemidina) from New Mexico and Texas, United States of America. ZooKeys, 1200: 199-213.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2015. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico III. ZooKeys, 527: 127-147.
  • Poole R.W., & R.E. Lewis, 1996. Diptera, Lepidoptera, Siphonaptera. Nomina Insecta Nearctica. A check list of the insects of North America, 3: 1-1143.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at The Noctuidae of North America by Robert W. Poole ( - archived page access (go to a year prior to 2020 and select a blue circled date from the calendar).
Poolea grandimacula
David Barker
Poolea grandimacula
David Barker
Poolea grandimacula
25mm – Jim Vargo
Poolea grandimacula
LG – @ M.A. Peterson (L.G. Crabo)

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