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931171.1 – 8890.1   Chrysodeixis chalcites (Esper, [1798])
Distribution Data for Chrysodeixis chalcites
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Distribution: British Columbia (introduced).
Type locality: Italy.
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Synonymy: Noctua chalcites Esper, [1798]
Plusia adjuncta Walker, 1865
Noctua bengalensis Rossi, 1794
Plusia buchholzi Plötz, 1880
Phalaena Noctua chalsytis Hübner, 1790
Plusia eriosoma of authors not Doubleday, 1843
Plusia integra Walker, [1858]
Plusia quaestionis Fabricius, 1794
Plusia verticillata Guenée, 1852
Taxonomic Notes: Chrysodeixis chalcites: Reported in significant numbers in several greenhouse complexes in southwestern British Columbia in 2005 and 2006 and was occasionally found in the wild also. An eradication program conducted in 2007 seems to have been successful. Previously reported as C. eriosoma (not Doubleday, 1843).
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Chrysodeixis chalcites
37mm - HI - LG – © Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Chrysodeixis chalcites
LG – © Jim Troubridge - f.
Chrysodeixis chalcites
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