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933062 – 10408   Lacinipolia comis (Grote, 1876)

John Davis
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Synonymy: Mamestra comis Grote, 1876
Mamestra lunolacta Smith, 1903
Mamestra obnigra Smith, 1901
Taxonomic Notes: Lacinipolia comis includes as a synonym Lacinipolia lunolacta (Smith, 1903) in Lafontaine & Schmidt (2011). Lunolacta was previously treated as full species in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist) and as a synonym of comis in Selman (1975).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Selman, C.L., 1975. Revision of the Genus Lacinipolia McDunnough of America North of Mexico (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Ohio State University, Ph.D. thesis dissertation.
  • Smith, J.B., 1901. Notes on Mamestra olivacea Morr. and its allies. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 27: 238.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Lacinipolia comis
John Davis
Lacinipolia comis
John Davis
Lacinipolia comis
Dick Wilson - DNA
Lacinipolia comis
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