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Agrotis vancouverensis

Agrotis vancouverensis
In Westwood by outdoor night light; elevation 5100ft, Lassen County, California, USA
June 30, 2010
Size: Forewing length 14mm
ID provided by BOLD Systems; DNA for this specimen is a 100% match with 30+l specimens of species Agrotis vancouverensis. But please see my comment on the DNA results below.

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DNA results:
Although the DNA of this specimen was a 100% match with the DNA of over 30 specimens of Agrotis vancouverensis ( Grote, 1873) ; it was also a 100% match with over 30 specimens of Agrotis volubilis ( Harvey, 1874; Hodges #10659) (1).

I have placed this specimen here because of overall similarity in appearance, as well as comments made on the other submissions of Agrotis vancouverensis. I suppose the DNA results at BOLD would suggest that these two species are synonymous with each other.


i want to say
thank you for the fact that you submit the moth before pinning..i just think a living moth is so much more lifelike..and the dead ones loose something. so i appreciate being able to see the living moth.

Yes, I agree!
With nice photos of living moths I better realize, and appreciate, that these living creatures are an important part of the web of life that live and breath in this neck of the woods where I live.

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