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Species Enigmogramma basigera - Pink-washed Looper Moth - Hodges#8886

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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 Plusiinae (Looper Moths)
Tribe Argyrogrammatini
Genus Enigmogramma
Species basigera (Pink-washed Looper Moth - Hodges#8886)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Enigmogramma basigera (Walker, 1865)
Plusia basigera Walker, 1865
Argyrogramma basigera
Phytometra basigera
syn. Plusia laticlavia Morrison, 1875
Phylogentic sequence number # 931167
Forewing length 14-16 mm. (1)
Adults - forewing pink/brown. Silver spots on forewing, one hollow and with stem attaching to line on wing, one filled.
Larva description. (2)
Maine south to Florida, along the Gulf Coast to southern and central Texas, sporadically north to Illinois, southern Michigan, and Ohio.(1)
Probably a Lobelia specialist USDA profile.
Reared on cultivated Lobelia cardinalis in New Jersey. (4)
Print References
Covell Jr., C.V. 1984. A field guide to the moths of eastern North America. p. 155, plate 32 #5 (3)
Lafontaine, J.D. & R.W. Poole, 1991. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 25.1: 42; plate 1.7. (5)
Works Cited
1.The Plusiinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Michael G, Pogue. 2005. Magnolia Press Zootaxa 1032: 1–28.
2.The Plusiinae (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae) of America north of Mexico, emphasizing genitalic and larval morphology
Thomas D. Eichlin, Hugh B. Cunningham. 1978. United States Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1567: 1-121.
3.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
4.Enigmogramma basigera (Noctuidae, Plusiinae) as a specialized transient pest of Lobelia in New Jersey.
D. F. Schweitzer, B. Roberts. 2007. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 61(1): 55–56.
5.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 25.1. Noctuoidea, Noctuidae (part), Plusiinae
J. Donald Lafontaine, Robert W. Poole. 1991. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.