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

© 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 View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Bombyx repanda Fabricius, 1793
Poaphila congesta Walker, 1858
Anomis dispartita Walker, 1858
Anthophila erecta Walker, 1858
Bagisara incidens Walker, 1858
Atethmia inusta Guenée, 1852
Atethmia subusta Hübner, 1823
Laphygma trilinea Walker, 1865
Acontia unipunctata Möschler, 1890
Acontia venusta Berg, 1882
References
  • Barcode of Life (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)
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Bagisara repanda
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Bagisara repanda
© Ken Childs
Bagisara repanda
© Carol Wolf
Bagisara repanda
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Bagisara repanda
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