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931927 – 10151.1   Sympistis definita (Barnes & McDunnough, 1912)

Leslie Goethals
Distribution: Great Basin, CO and AZ.
Type locality: Eureka, UT.
Genitalia: ZooKeys, 788: figs. 30a-b
Similar Species:
  • 10151 Sympistis dunbari
  • 10151.2 Sympistis ferrirena is typically larger with lines smoother and without black component doubled.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Oxycnemis definita Barnes & McDunnough, 1912
Taxonomic Notes: Sympistis definita: Elevated from synonymy of 10151 - Sympistis dunbari.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barnes, W.M. & J.H. McDunnough, 1912. Fifty new species; notes on the genus Alpheias. Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America, 1(5): 17.
  • Crabo, L.G., P.C. Hammond, T. Mustelin & D.L. Wikle, 2018. Six new species and one new subspecies of noctuid moths from western United States of America and Mexico (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). ZooKeys, 788: 201-239.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 51.24f; p. 286. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
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