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931160.7 – 8557   Litoprosopus bahamensis Hampson, 1926
             Bahamian Palm Owlet
Distribution Data for Litoprosopus bahamensis
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Distribution: Type locality: Bahamas.
Field Marks:
Wingspan: ♂ = 37-52 mm (CNC, 2022), type = 46 mm; ♀ averages larger, up to 60 mm (Troubridge coll., 2022).
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Synonymy: Litoprosopus bahamensis Hampson, 1926
Taxonomic Notes: Litoprosopus bahamensis Hampson, 1926, formerly in the family Erebidae, is placed in the subfamily Dyopsinae within the family Noctuidae, revised status in Zahiri et al. (2013), (Lafontaine & Schmidt 2015).
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  • Hampson, G.F., 1926. Descriptions of new Genera and Species of Lepidoptera Phalaenae of the subfamily Noctuinae (Noctuidae) in the British Museum (Natural History), 1926: 146.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2015. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico III. ZooKeys, 527: 127-147.
  • Zahiri R, D. Lafontaine, C.Schmidt, J.D. Holloway, I.J. Kitching, M. Mutanen, N. Wahlberg, 2013. Relationships among the basal lineages of Noctuidae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea) based on eight gene regions. Zoologica Scripta, 42(5): 488-507.
Litoprosopus bahamensis
45mm - f. - LG – Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Litoprosopus bahamensis
52mm - LG – Jim Vargo

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