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931491 – 9276   Acronicta spinea (Grote, 1876)

Ken-Ichi Ueda
Distribution: Type locality: California.
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Synonymy: Apatela spinea Grote, 1876
Taxonomic Notes: Acronicta spinea was formerly in the genus Merolonche (Lafontaine & Schmidt 2010),
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 242; pl. A-18, figs. 9-12 (adult); pl. 28, fig. 6 (♂ gen.); pl. 44, fig. 2 (♀ gen.); pl. L-17, fig. 6. (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Acronicta spinea
Jeff Smith
Acronicta spinea
Jeff Smith

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