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Noctuidae
931160.9 – 8559   Litoprosopus confligens (Walker, [1858])
Distribution Data for Litoprosopus confligens
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Description/
Field Marks:
Wingspan: ♂ = 52 mm; ♀ = 64 mm (J. Troubridge, pers. comm. 10/02/2022).
Similar Species:
  • Litoprosopus futilis (Grote & Robinson, 1868) is typically smaller
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Dyops confligens Walker, [1858]
Taxonomic Notes: Litoprosopus confligens (Walker, [1858]), formerly in the family Erebidae, is placed in the subfamily Dyopsinae within the family Noctuidae, revised status in Zahiri et al. (2013), (Lafontaine & Schmidt 2015).
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Grote A.R. & C.T. Robinson, 1868. Descriptions of American Lepidoptera.- No. 4. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 2: 202.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2015. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico III. ZooKeys, 527: 127-147.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Walker, F., 1857. Noctuidae. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 12: 856.
  • Zahiri R, D. Lafontaine, C.Schmidt, J.D. Holloway, I.J. Kitching, M. Mutanen, N. Wahlberg, 2013. Relationships among the basal lineages of Noctuidae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea) based on eight gene regions. Zoologica Scripta, 42(5): 488-507.
Litoprosopus confligens
LG – Jim Troubridge

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