Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
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(Grote, 1883) (2)
Lasiestra mimula (Grote, 1883)
Mamestra mimula Grote, 1883
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Explanation of Names
Franclemont apparently believed this species required a new genus, as he had a manuscript genus name on it (Apohadena), but never published it.
Grote (1883) listed a wingspan of 25 mm.
Grote (1883) original description as Mamestra mimula is online in the print references.
"Male. Small-sized, a miniature of Adjuncta. Blackish, with an olive tinge to the ground color, recalling Glaciata. Reniform oval, yellowish white, prominent, with a central black mark. Orbicular a minute annulus, concolorous. Lines black, broken; a white mark submedially before t. p. line. S. t. line accompanied by broken white marks. Costal white dots evident. Fringes cut with white. Hind wings blackish with white fringes, reflecting the band and dot of under surface. Beneath, a terminal series of black dots, very obvious and plain on primaries above. Body blackish fuscous."
Grote, A.R., 1883. On the moths collected by Prof. Snow in New Mexico. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science
Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys
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