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933042.1 – 10394.1   Lacinipolia acutipennis (Grote, 1880)

DNA - Jim Moore
Distribution: Type locality: Nevada.
Genitalia: See Schmidt, 2015, ZooKeys, 527: 103-126.
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Synonymy: Mamestra acutipennis Grote, 1880
Mamestra ascula Smith, 1905
Mamestra doira Strecker, 1898
[unknown] indistincta Strand, 1917
Lacinipolia subalba Mustelin, 2000
Taxonomic Notes: Lacinipolia acutipennis (Grote, 1880), formerly a treated as a subspecies of Lacinipolia vicina (Grote, 1874) in the 1983 Checklist, is raised to full species status and includes as a synonym Lacinipolia subalba Mustelin, 2000 in Schmidt (2015), ZooKeys. 527: 111.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Mustelin, T., R. Leuschner, K. Mikkola & D.J. Lafontaine, 2000. Two New Genera And Thirteen New Species Of Owlet Moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Mainly From Southern California. Proceedings of the San Diego Society of Natural History, 36: 13.
  • Schmidt, B.C., 2015. Taxonomic revision of the Lacinipolia vicina (Grote) complex (Noctuidae: Noctuinae: Eriopygini). In: Schmidt BC, Lafontaine JD (Eds) Contributions to the systematics of New World macro-moths VI. ZooKeys, 527: 103-126.
  • Selman, C.L., 1975. Revision of the Genus Lacinipolia McDunnough of America North of Mexico (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Ohio State University, Ph.D. thesis dissertation.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Lacinipolia acutipennis
27mm - LG – Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Lacinipolia acutipennis
24mm - LG – Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Lacinipolia acutipennis
DNA - LG – Jim Moore
Lacinipolia acutipennis
LG – Jim Troubridge
Lacinipolia acutipennis
30mm - LG – Jim Vargo

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