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932230 – 9679   Elaphria chalcedonia (Hübner, [1808])
             Chalcedony Midget

© Maury Heiman
Similar Species:
  • Elaphria agrotina (Guenée, 1852) tends to have a thin dark pm. line or shade edged outwardly by yellow which approaches the white color of chalcedonia. 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: Noctua chalcedonia Hübner, [1808]
Celaena arna Guenée, 1852
Celaena expuncta Walker, 1857
Celaena irresoluta Walker, 1857
Hadena tracta Grote, 1874
Miana vincta Walker, 1857
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hübner, J., [1808]. Sammlung europäischer Schmetterlinge, 4: pl. 86, fig. 404.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Elaphria chalcedonia
© Machele White
Elaphria chalcedonia
© Gretchen Grammer
Elaphria chalcedonia
© Mark Dreiling - DNA
Elaphria chalcedonia
© Carol Wolf
Elaphria chalcedonia
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Elaphria chalcedonia
25mm – © Jim Vargo
Elaphria chalcedonia
© McGuire Center LG

Elaphria chalcedonia
© McGuire Center LG

Elaphria chalcedonia
© McGuire Center LG

Elaphria chalcedonia
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Elaphria chalcedonia
© George Smiley LG

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