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Species Acronicta lupini - Hodges#9275

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Acronictinae
Genus Acronicta (Dagger Moths)
Species lupini (Acronicta lupini - Hodges#9275)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acronicta lupini (Grote, 1873)
Apatela lupini Grote, 1873
Merolonche atlinensis Barnes & Benjamin, 1926 [#9278]; syn. in Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) (1)
Acronicta lupina McDunnough, 1938
Merolonche ursina Smith, 1898 [#9279]; syn. in Pohl et al. (2010) (2)
Acronicta ursini Smith, 1911
Merolonche australis Mustelin & Leuschner, 2000 [#9275.1]; syn. in Schmidt & Anweiler (2020) (3)
There are more than 70 Acronicta species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan 15-17 mm. (4)
Canada: YT, NT, BC, AB, MB, QC, NL. (3)
USA: WA south to southern CA and west to CO and SD. (3)
Type locality (lupini): CA, USA.
Type locality (ursina): CO, USA.
Type locality (atlinensis): Atlin, BC, Canada.
Type locality (australis): Sugarloaf Mtn., San Bernardino Co., CA, USA.
Adults have been collected March to August. (5), (4)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Grote(6), A.R. 1873. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences. 1: 79.
Mustelin & Leuschner, 2000. Proceedings of the San Diego Society of Natural History, 36: 4. (Original description of A. australis)
Powell, J.A., & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. p. 283, pl. 50.42.(4) listed as Merolonche lupini)
Schmidt & Anweiler, 2020, MONA Fascicle 25.4: 240; pl. A-18, figs. 1-8 (adult); pl. 28, fig. 5 (♂ gen.); pl. 44, fig. 1 (♀ gen.); pl. L-17, fig. 5. (larva). (3)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2. An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada
Gregory R. Pohl, Gary G. Anweiler, B. Christian Schmidt, Norbert G. Kondla. 2010. ZooKeys 38: 1–549.
3.Noctuoidea Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae
Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler. 2020. The Moths of North America.
4.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.Augustus Radcliffe Grote, Lepidopterist (1841-1903)