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Noctuidae
931876 – 10135.1   Sympistis aqualis (Grote, 1881)

(cc) Gary Nunn
Distribution: Type locality (aqualis): California.
Type locality (sala): Mountain Pass Station, San Bernardino Co., CA.
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Synonymy: Oncocnemis aqualis Grote, 1881
Oncocnemis sala Mustelin, 2006
Taxonomic Notes: Sympistis aqualis (Grote, 1881), n. comb. (Troubridge 2008), was formerly treated as a subspecies of Sympistis riparia (Morrison, 1875) in the genus Oncocnemis. Includes as a synonym sala (Mustelin, 2006) (Troubridge 2008).
References
  • 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. Moths Collected by Prof. Snow in New Mexico, with List of Eudriini. Papilio, 1(3): 33.
  • Mustelin, T., 2006. Taxonomy of southern California Erebidae and Noctuidae (Lepidoptera) with descriptions of twenty one new species. Zootaxa, 1278: 1-47.
  • 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 aqualis
(cc) Gary Nunn
Sympistis aqualis
36mm – Canadian National Collection
Sympistis aqualis
LG – Jim Troubridge
Sympistis aqualis
LG – Jim Troubridge
Sympistis aqualis
36mm - LG – Jim Vargo

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