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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Apamea devastator (Brace, 1819)
Polia speciosa Morrison, 1875
Mamestra ordinaria Walker, 1856
Mamestra contenta Walker, 1856
Noctua abjecta Guenée, 1852
Phalaena devastator Brace, 1819
Phylogenetic Sequence # 932350
Size
forewing length 16-18 mm(1)
Identification
Specimens identified by DNA analysis:

Genitalia:
Range
Alaska to Newfoundland; south to California and Arizona; Texas; in eastern US south to Virginia (1)(2)(3)(4)
Season
adults fly from July to September
Food
larvae feed on a variety of grasses and some herbaceous plants(1)
Life Cycle
Larva; pupa:
Remarks
considered a serious pest of sod grass and agricultural products