Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Macrochilo hypocritalis Ferguson, 1982, n. sp.: Entomography, 1: 303–332.
* phylogenetic sequence #930509
species occur in America north of Mexico.(1)
In hypocritalis the ST line stops just shy of the apex (actually stopping against the distal edge just below the apex), whereas in absorptalis, it reaches the apex. (J.D. Roberts
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD) from Mark Dreiling
Eastern US; does not fly in Canada
Open, herb-dominated wetlands, including salt and freshwater marshes and wet, sedgy swales.
Adults are nocturnal and come to light.
and M. absorptalis
forewings have more prominent PM and ST lines (compare images
of these and related species at Moth Photographers Group.
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. p. 23.(1)
Moth Photographers Group
- range map, live and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems
- collection map and photos of pinned adults.