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931432.1 – 9281   Acronicta fallax (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)
             Green Marvel

© Gordon Harrison
Distribution: Type locality: Tennessee.
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Synonymy: Diphthera fallax Herrich-Schäffer, 1854
Moma geminata Smith, 1903
Taxonomic Notes: Acronicta fallax (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854), formerly in the genus Agriopodes, n. syn., includes as a synonym 9282 Agriopodes geminata, ZooKeys 421: 125.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 182; pl. A-12, figs. 46-55 (adult); pl. 22, fig. 4 (♂ gen.); pl. 39, fig. 6 (♀ gen.); pl. L-9, figs. 4, 6 (larva) (order).
  • Schmidt, B.C., D.L. Wagner, B.V. Zacharczenko, R. Zahiri, G.G. Anweiler, 2014. Polyphyly of Lichen-cryptic Dagger Moths: synonymy of Agriopodes Hampson and description of a new basal acronictine genus, Chloronycta, gen. n. (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). In: Schmidt BC, Lafontaine JD (Eds) Contributions to the systematics of New World macro-moths V. . ZooKeys, 421: 115-137.
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Acronicta fallax
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Acronicta fallax
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Acronicta fallax
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Acronicta fallax
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Acronicta fallax
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Acronicta fallax
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