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931463.009243Acronicta ovata (Grote, 1873) – Epauleted Ovate Dagger

Tom Murray
Distribution: Caution: A single range map dot for a Canadian province may represent records without specific location data.
Type locality: Pennsylvania.
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Synonymy: Acronycta ovata Grote, 1873
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • 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: 143; pl. A-8, figs. 35-42 (adult); pl. 18, fig. 6 (♂ gen.); pl. 37, fig. 2 (♀ gen.); pl. L-6, fig. 1 (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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