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932318.1n – 9332.2   Apamea lithoxylaea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
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Distribution Data for Apamea lithoxylaea
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Distribution: USA: NY.
Type locality: Europe.
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Synonymy: Noctua lithoxylaea [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Taxonomic Notes: Apamea lithoxylaea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) is now recognized within the North American fauna in McBride (2024) from Federal Hill area of Delhi, Delaware Co., NY.
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  • Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775. Ankündung eines systematischen Werkes von den Schmetterlingen der Wienergegend, p. 75.
  • Hampson, G.F., 1908. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum, 7: 83.
  • McBride, A.E., First report of Apamea (=Abromias) lithoxylaea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) (Noctuidae: Apameini) from North America. News of The Lepidopterists’ Society, 66(1): 46-47.
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Apamea lithoxylaea
- 48mm - LG – © A.E. McBride
Apamea lithoxylaea
- 44mm - LG – © A.E. McBride

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