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931904 – 10068   Sympistis fortis (Grote, 1880)

(cc) Yan Chun Su
Field Marks:
See Troubridge (2008)
Genitalia: See Troubridge (2008)
Similar Species:
  • Type locality (fortis): Nevada.
    Type locality (vorax): San Francisco, CA.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Homohadena fortis Grote, 1880
Agrotis vorax Behrens, 1884
Taxonomic Notes: Sympistis fortis, n. comb. (Troubridge 2008), was formerly placed in the genus Homonconemis.
  • 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., 1880. North American Moths. The Canadian Entomologist, 12: 257.
  • Poole, R.W., 1989. Lepidopterorum Catalogus (New Series). Fascicle 118. Noctuidae, Parts 1-3. E. J. Brill; New York. 1314 pages. (out of print)
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 51.21m; p. 285. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
  • Troubridge, J.T., 2008. A generic realignment of the Oncocnemidini sensu Hodges (1983) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Oncocnemidinae), with descriptions of a new genus and 50 new species. Zootaxa, 1903: 1-95. (abstract)
Sympistis fortis
39mm – Canadian National Collection
Sympistis fortis
LG – Jim Troubridge
Sympistis fortis
40mm - LG – Jim Vargo

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