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933016.0010368Lacinipolia meditata (Grote, 1873) – Thinker Moth

Ken Childs
Distribution: Caution: A single range map dot for a Canadian province may represent records without specific location data.
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Synonymy: Dianthoecia meditata Grote, 1873
Mamestra brachiolum Harvey, 1876
Mamestra determinata Smith, 1891
Polia rubrifusa Hampson, 1905
Taeniocampa columbia Smith, 1888
Taxonomic Notes: Lacinipolia meditata: Includes as synonyms Lacinipolia determinata [10369], Lacinipolia brachiolum [10386] and Lacinipolia rubrifusa [10388].
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Selman, C.L., 1975. Revision of the Genus Lacinipolia McDunnough of America North of Mexico (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Ohio State University, Ph.D. thesis dissertation.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Lacinipolia meditata
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Bob Patterson
Lacinipolia meditata
Nelson Poirier
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Jason Dombroskie
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- 28mm – Jim Vargo
Lacinipolia meditata
- 26mm – Jim Vargo
Lacinipolia meditata
28mm – Jim Vargo

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