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Noctuidae
931375 – 9161   Acontia cretata (Grote & Robinson, 1870)
             Chalky Bird-dropping Moth

Robert L. Pearson
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Tarache cretata Grote & Robinson, 1870
Acontia neocula Smith, 1900
Tarache schvarzi Hampson, 1910
Acontia schwarzii Smith, 1900
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.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
  • Species Page at The Noctuidae of North America by Robert W. Poole (Nearctica.com) - archived page access (go to a year prior to 2020 and select a blue circled date from the calendar).
Acontia cretata
Jillian Cowles
Acontia cretata
Bob Beatson
Acontia cretata
Robin McLeod
Acontia cretata
Robin McLeod
Acontia cretata
LG – Jim Troubridge
Acontia cretata
- 24mm – Jim Vargo
Acontia cretata
- 24mm – Jim Vargo
Acontia cretata
- 24mm – Jim Vargo
Acontia cretata
- 22mm – Jim Vargo

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