Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catabenoides terminellus (Grote, 1883)
Adipsophanes terminellus Grote, 1883
Homohadena candida Smith, 1900
* phylogenetic sequence #931768
At BOLD there are specimens listed in two BINS for Catabenoides terminellus, BOLD:AAB4195 and BOLD:ABW8287. Barcode separates the two by slightly over 3%. Specimens cannot currently be placed to BIN using observable external characteristics and it does not appear that anyone has compared genitalia. Based on barcode, it would seem likely that they represent separate species neither of which are the same as vitrina or the similar undescribed species mentioned in Lafontaine and Schmidt (2015) both from FL. Below are all the BINs currently listed for Catabenoides:
BOLD:AAB4195 - Catabenoides terminellus , unplaced  - Costa Rica, Mexico, CA, TX
BOLD:ABW8287 - Catabenoides terminellus , unplaced  - AZ, TX
BOLD:ACI9518 - Catabenoides vitrina , unplaced  - Bahamas, FL
BOLD:ACK3449 - Catabenoides vitrina  - FL
BOLD:ADP0778 - Catabenoides vitrina  - Bahamas
BOLD:ADO8444 - Catabenoides vitrina  - Bahamas
BOLD:AAH5008 - Catabenoides sp.  - Puerto Rico
BOLD:AAA2885 - Catabenoides sp.  - Costa Rica
- Steve Nanz (10/11/2019)
Forms of Sympistis atricollaris
with transverse lines absent resemble Catabenoides terminellus
. However, S. atricollaris
has a whitish spot in the reniform area that contrasts with the long dark longitudinal band that crosses the forewing (this spot is not present in C. terminellus
). Also, atricollaris
does not have the broad area of darker shading in ST/terminal area toward the inner margin that is typical of C. terminellus
. In addition, S. atricollis
has a dark thoracic collar with a thin white median band, whereas [i]C. termininellus has a more of a uniform gray collar that is concolorous with the thorax.
Dyrar, 1908. Notes on a few apparent cases of synonymy in Lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington.
Hampson, G.F. 1909. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British museum.
; pl. 128, fig. 16. (treats terminellus
as a syn. of vitrina
Grote, A.R. 1883. New species and notes on structure of moths and genera. The Canadian Entomologist.
Smith, J.B. 1900. A hundred new moths of the family Noctuidæ. Proceedings of the United States National Museum.