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932838 – 10233   Anarta crotchii (Grote, 1880)

Jim Moore
Similar Species:
  • Anarta crotchii and Anarta fusculenta are easily confused. Examination of genitalia is required. A. crotchii is not presently known in southern California south of Yosemite.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Mamestra crotchii Grote, 1880
Mamestra chunka Smith, 1910
Discestra crotchi Franclemont & Todd, 1983
Taxonomic Notes: Anarta crotchii (Grote, 1880), formerly placed in the genus Discestra, n. comb. in Mustelin (2006), Zootaxa, 1278: 1-47, includes as a synonym Anarta chunka [10235], Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010), ZooKeys, 40: 155. This species was misslepped as "crotchi" in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Grote, A.R., 1880. Descriptions of new Noctuidae. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society, 3: 29-31.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys, 40: 1-239.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 55.22f; p. 303. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
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