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Noctuidae
931412.009193Raphia frater Grote, 1864 – The Brother

© Jillian Cowles
Distribution: Type locality: "Middle Sates [eastern USA];" restricted to "Mount Pocono, Monroe Co., Pennsylvania" by Schmidt and Anweiler (21014).
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Synonymy: • Raphia frater Grote, 1864
• Saligena personata Walker, 1865
• Raphia abrupta Grote, 1864
• Certila flexuosa Walker, 1865
• Paphia [sic] piazzi Hill, 1927
• Raphia coloradensis Putnam-Cramer, 1886
• Raphia pallula Edwards, 1886
• Raphia cinderella Smith, 1903
• Raphia elbea Smith, 1908
Taxonomic Notes: Raphia frater Grote, 1864 includes as subspecies 9192 R. f. abrupta, 9194 R. f. piazzi, 9195 R. f. coloradensis, 9196 R. f. elbea, and 9198 R. f. cinderella. R. f. coloradensis includes as a synonym 9197 R. pallula, ZooKeys. 421: 91-113.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 50.30m; p. 282. Book Review and ordering
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2014. Taxonomy and biogeography of the Nearctic Raphia Hόbner (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Raphiinae). ZooKeys, 421: 91-113.
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 72; pl. A-5 (adult), figs. 1-54; pl. 14, fig. 2 (♂ gen.); pl. 33, fig. 6 (♀ gen.); pl. L-2, fig. 8 (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Raphia frater
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Raphia frater
© John Davis
Raphia frater
© John Davis
Raphia frater
© John Davis
Raphia frater
© Sheran Donnell
Raphia frater
© Charles Melton
Raphia frater
© Carol Wolf
Raphia frater
© Maury Heiman - R. f. abrupta
Raphia frater
© Charles Melton - R. f. elbea
Raphia frater
© Charles Melton - R. f. coloradensis
Raphia frater
© Judy Gallagher - R. f. coloradensis
Raphia frater
© Jim Moore - R. f. coloradensis
Raphia frater
© Jeff Smith - R. f. coloradensis
Raphia frater
30mm – © Jim Vargo
Raphia frater
34mm – © Jim Vargo
Raphia frater
28mm – © Jim Vargo - R. f. abrupta
Raphia frater
28mm – © Jim Vargo - R. f. abrupta
Raphia frater
30mm – © Jim Vargo - R. f. elbea
Raphia frater
– © Texas Lepidoptera Survey - R. f. piazzi
Raphia frater
- 41mm – © Tom Dimock - R. f. cinderella
Raphia frater
© George Smiley LG
20mm on Salix nigra
Raphia frater
© George Smiley LG
30mm on Salix nigra
Raphia frater
© Jason Dombroskie

Raphia frater
© Janice Stiefel
4th instar
Raphia frater
© Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Raphia frater
© John G. Franclemont CUIC - LG
R. f. abrupta
Raphia frater
© John G. Franclemont CUIC - LG
R. f. abrupta
Raphia frater
© John G. Franclemont CUIC - LG
R. f. abrupta

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