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932924.5 – 10269   Admetovis oxymorus Grote, 1873

Jim Moore
Distribution: BC, WA, OR, ID, MT, CA, ZooKeys, 788: 167-181.
Genitalia: ZooKeys, 788: 167-181; figs. 9 & 10 (♂ - gen.), 14 (♀ - gen.)
Similar Species:
  • 10269.1 Admetovis icarus hindwing in darker with margin straight between veins M1 and M3, not concave as in oxymorus.
  • 10270 Admetovis similaris wind wing is pure white.
  • Best separated from others in the genus by hindwing or genitalia, ZooKeys, 788: 167-181.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Admetovis oxymorus Grote, 1873
Taxonomic Notes: Admetovis oxymorus Grote, 1873 - The genus Admetovis was transferred from the tribe Orthosiini to the Hadenini, ZooKeys, 788: 167-181.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Crabo, L.G. & B.C. Schmidt, 2018. A revision of Admetovis Grote, with the description of a new species from western North America (Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Hadenini). ZooKeys, 788: 167-181.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 55.36f; p. 304. Book Review and ordering
  • Schmidt, B.C., J.D. Lafontaine & J.T. Troubridge, 2018. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico IV. ZooKeys, 788: 241-252.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Admetovis oxymorus
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Admetovis oxymorus
LG – Jim Moore
Admetovis oxymorus
LG – Jim Troubridge
Admetovis oxymorus
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