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Noctuidae
931704.0011217Grotella dis Grote, 1883
Distribution Data for Grotella dis
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Distribution: UT, AZ, NM, western TX to southern Mexico - R.W. Poole.
Type Locality: New Mexico.
Description/
Field Marks:
Forewing is pure white without cream-white tinge, a few small black dots representing am. and pm. lines; hindwing is grey-brown with pm. line showing little contrast - Poole.
Similar Species:
  • G. blanca forewing is pure white without cream-white tinge, a few small black dots representing am. and pm. lines; hindwing has less grey-brown diffusion than in G. dis and more contrasting pm. line - Poole.
  • G. parvipuncta forewing has cream-white tinge, a few small black dots representing am. and pm. lines faint to oblsolete; hind wing typically is evenly gray - Poole.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Grotella dis Grote, 1883
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Grote, A.G., 1883. Mr. A. R. Grote on the Moths of New Mexico. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 5, 11: 55.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Robert W. Poole's Nearctica.com
Grotella dis
22mm – Jim Vargo
Grotella dis
22mm – Jim Vargo

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