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931417 – 9662   Balsa malana (Fitch, 1856)
             Many-dotted Balsa

Nolie Schneider
Distribution: Nova Scotia south to Florida and west to the Mississippi River Flood Plain
Type locality: Salem, NY.
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Brachytaenia malana Fitch, 1856
Balsa obliquifera Walker, 1860
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 80; pl. A-6 (adult), figs. 1-5; pl. 14, fig. 3 (♂ gen.); pl. 34, fig. 1 (♀ gen.); pl. L-3, fig. 1 (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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