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930713 – 8477.2   Mursa phtisialis (Guenée, 1854)

© Carol Wolf
Distribution: Suggested by Heppner as a species straying into, but not breeding in, Florida.
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Synonymy: Physula phtisialis Guenée, 1854
Mursa calisalis Walker, 1859
Aganzagara disparatalis Walker, [1866]
Paramimetica subrufa of authors not Warren, 1889
Taxonomic Notes: Mursa phtisialis (various forms) reported from southern Florida and Texas. This species includes as a synonym Mursa subrufa of authors; (not Warren, 1889) in Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010), ZooKeys, 40: 124.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys, 40: 1-239.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Mursa phtisialis
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Mursa phtisialis
19mm – © Jim Vargo

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