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932909 – 10270.1   Hecatera dysodea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
             Small Ranunculus Moth

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Synonymy: Noctua dysodea [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Hecatera africana Oberthür, 1918
Polia antitypina Rothschild, 1914
Polia caduca Herrich-Schäffer, [1850]
Phalaena Noctua chrysozona Borkhausen, 1792
Polia faroulti Rothschild, 1914
Mamestra innocens Staudinger, 1870
Mamestra khala Rungs, 1972
Phalaena Noctua minor Esper, 1790
Phalaena Noctua ornata Villers, 1789
Noctua ranunculina Haworth, 1809
Noctua spinaciae Vieweg, 1790
Polia subflava Warren, 1909
Taxonomic Notes: Hecatera dysodea: An introduced Eurasian species found in Utah in 1998 and in Oregon in 2003.
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Hecatera dysodea
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Hecatera dysodea
© John Davis
Hecatera dysodea
© John Davis
Hecatera dysodea
29mm - LG – © Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Hecatera dysodea
30mm - LG – © Jim Vargo

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