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Noctuidae
931240.009168Bagisara repanda – Wavy Lined Mallow Moth – (Fabricius, 1793)

Ken Childs
Distribution: SC to OK south to TX and FL.
Type Locality: "Americae Meridionalis Insulis" [West Indies].
Similar Species:
  • 9168 B. repanda - Forewing st. line typically meets the inner margin slightly before the anal angle. See distribution. "Male foretibia and forefemur with large, dense, black-tipped scale tufts; outer margin of forewing slightly angulate." (Ferguson, 1997).
  • 9169 B. rectifascia - Forewing st. line typically meets the inner margin at the anal angle. See distribution. "Male foretibia and forefemur without large scale tufts; outer margin of forewing not angulate." (Ferguson, 1997).
  • 9170 B. pacifica - Forewing st. line typically meets the inner margin at the anal angle. See distribution. May require dissection in Texas where rectifascia is also present. "Male foretibia and forefemur without large scale tufts; outer margin of forewing not angulate." (Ferguson, 1997).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: Select/reselect View by Region on the related species page.)
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Ferguson, D.C., 1997. Review of the new world Bagisarinae with description of two new species from the southern United States (Noctuidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 51: 344-357. (key to genus)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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