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933663.1 – 11024.1   Abagrotis benjamini Franclemont, 1955
             Coastal Heathland Cutworm

Nigel Grindley
Genitalia: See Zookeys, 661: 6189.
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Synonymy: Abagrotis benjamini Franclemont, 1955
Taxonomic Notes: Abagrotis benjamini Franclemont, 1955, originally described as a race of A. crumbi Franclemont, 1955, was synonymized with Abagrotis nefascia (Smith, 1908) in Lafontaine (1998) and raised to full species status, Zookeys, 661: 61-89.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Goldstein, P.Z. & M.W. Nelson, 2017. Two psammophilic noctuids newly associated with beach plum, Prunus maritima (Rosaceae): The Dune Noctuid (Sympistis riparia) and Coastal Heathland Cutworm (Abagrotis benjamini) in Northeastern North America (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). Zookeys, 661: 61-89.
  • Mikkola, K., J.D. Lafontaine & J. Gill, 2009. Noctuoidea, Noctuidae (part). The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 26.9: 1-191, order or free PDF
  • 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 Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Abagrotis benjamini
Hugh McGuinness
Abagrotis benjamini
Hugh McGuinness
Abagrotis benjamini
Stuart Tingley
Abagrotis benjamini
LG – M.W. Nelson/MassWildlife
Abagrotis benjamini
M.W. Nelson/MassWildlife LG

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