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932227 – 9677   Elaphria agrotina (Guenée, 1852)

© Gary J. Goss
Distribution: Type locality: Cuba.
Similar Species:
  • Elaphria chalcedonia (Hübner, [1808]), when well marked, has a white pm. band, rarely yellowish as in agrotina, edged inwardly by a thin dark line or shade. The white can be reduced to a spot on the costa. There may be overlap with respect to these characters.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Celaena agrotina Guenée, 1852
Hadena aduncula Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874
Laphygma trientiplaga Walker, 1858
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Guenée, M.A., 1852. Noctuelites, 1. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptères, 5: 221.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Elaphria agrotina
© Bob Patterson
Elaphria agrotina
© Randy Newman
Elaphria agrotina
© Gary J. Goss
Elaphria agrotina
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Elaphria agrotina
18mm – © Jim Vargo

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