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931392.8 – 9187   Arctioptera cavillator (Walker, 1856)
Distribution Data for Arctioptera cavillator
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Distribution: Southern AZ and adjacent NM south to Costa Rica.
Type locality: Jalapa, Mexico.
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Synonymy: Dipthera cavillator Walker, 1856
Dipthera bivaria Walker, 1856
Charadra[?] decora Morrison, 1875
Lichnophora felina Druce, 1898
Lichnophora flavescens Draudt, 1924
Moma gracilis Swinhoe, 1900
Lichnophora reducta Draudt, 1924
Taxonomic Notes: Arctioptera cavillator (Walker, 1856) is transferred from the genus Lichnoptera to Arctioptera Anweiler & Schmidt 2020, n. gen., and includes as a synonym 9187 Lichnoptera decora (Morrison, 1875) in Schmidt & Anweiler (2020), MONA Fascicle 25.4: 21.
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  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 21; pl. A-3 (adult), figs. 1-7; pl. 9, fig. 1 (♂ gen.); pl. 30, fig. 1 (♀ gen.) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Walker, F., 1856. Noctuidae. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum, 9: 37.
Arctioptera cavillator
Rich Hoyer
Arctioptera cavillator
Rich Hoyer
Arctioptera cavillator
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