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Noctuidae
931542.1010216.1Opsigalea ocellata (Walker, 1865)

[T] Charles W. Melton
Distribution: USA: southwestern AZ.
Type locality: "Oajaca, Mexico".
Genitalia: See Todd (1966).
Similar Species:
  • Opsigalea blanchardi is smaller, FWL = ~17 vs. ~23 mm for ocellata.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Nystalea ocellata Walker, 1865
Taxonomic Notes: Opsigalea ocellata (Walker, 1865) is now recognized within the North American fauna, specimens from Arizona identified by Noel McFarland. A male collected in 2009 was confirmed with dissection by Cliff Ferris.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Seven Backyards by Noel McFarland
  • Todd, E.L., 1966. A new species of Opsigalea Hampson from Texas . Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 68: 149-151; figs. 5-7.
  • Walker, F., 1865. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 33: 760.
Opsigalea ocellata
Cochise Co., AZ - LG – Cliff Ferris

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