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933113 – 10563   Trichopolia oviduca (Guenée, 1852)
             Ruddy Quaker

© Nolie Schneider
Field Marks:
See ZooKeys, 421: 139-179.
Genitalia: See ZooKeys, 421: 139-179.
Similar Species:
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Synonymy: Taeniocampa oviduca Guenée, 1852
Taeniocampa capsella Grote, 1874
Protorthodes lindrothi Krogerus, 1954
Taxonomic Notes: Trichopolia oviduca (Guenée, 1852), n. comb., formerly in the genus Protorthodes (n. syn. of Trichopolia) (Schmidt in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023, includes as a synonym Protorthodes lindrothi in Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • 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.
  • Lafontaine, D., J. Walsh & C. Ferris, 2014. A revision of the genus Protorthodes McDunnough with descriptions of a new genus and four new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Eriopygini). ZooKeys, 421: 139-179.
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 56.18m; p. 306. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Trichopolia oviduca
© David Silsbee
Trichopolia oviduca
© Nolie Schneider
Trichopolia oviduca
© Machele White
Trichopolia oviduca
© Steve Walter
Trichopolia oviduca
28mm – © Jim Vargo
Trichopolia oviduca
© Canadian National Collection LG

Trichopolia oviduca
© Canadian National Collection LG

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