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Species Apamea devastator - Glassy Cutworm - Hodges#9382

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Classification
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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Apameini
Genus Apamea
Species devastator (Glassy Cutworm - Hodges#9382)
Hodges Number
9382
Size
forewing length 16-18 mm(1)
Identification
genitalia
Range
Alaska to Newfoundland; south to California and Arizona; Texas; in eastern US south to Virginia(1)
Season
adults fly from July to September
Food
larvae feed on a variety of grasses and some herbaceous plants(1)
Remarks
considered a serious pest of sod grass and agricultural products
Internet References
larva, egg, adult images plus biology and control info (Govt. of Alberta)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.