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931533 – 10205   Cucullia luna Morrison, 1875

Dwaine Wagoner
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Synonymy: Cucullia luna Morrison, 1875
Nycterophaeta magdalena Hulst, 1882
Epinyctis notatella Grote, 1882
Taxonomic Notes: Cucullia luna: Formerly placed in the genus Nycterophaeta.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Morrison, H.K., 1875. Notes on the Noctuidae. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 18: 122.
  • Poole, R. W., 1995. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 26.1: p. 64; pl. 2.37-38. order or free PDF
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 51.14m; p. 285. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
  • 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).
  • Species page at Moths of North Dakota.
Cucullia luna
Dwaine Wagoner
Cucullia luna
Gary Anweiler
Cucullia luna
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