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Noctuidae
931705.0011218Grotella parvipuncta Barnes & McDunnough, 1912
Distribution Data for Grotella parvipuncta
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Distribution: Southern CA, AZ, NM, western TX - R.W. Poole.
Type Locality: Ft. Wingate, NM.
Description/
Field Marks:
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.
Similar Species:
  • G. dis 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.
  • 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.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Grotella parvipuncta Barnes & McDunnough, 1912
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barnes, W.M. & J.H. McDunnough, 1912. New species and genera of North American Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist, 44: 19.
  • Species Page at Robert W. Poole's Nearctica.com
Grotella parvipuncta
20mm – Jim Vargo

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