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Species Magusa divaricata - Orbed Narrow-wing - Hodges#9637.1

Magusa orbifera - Magusa divaricata Fall Moth - Magusa divaricata Unknown moth - Magusa divaricata Magusa divaricata Magusa divaricata? - Magusa divaricata Inchworm ID? - Magusa divaricata Owletmoth ? - Magusa divaricata Owlet moth. ? - Magusa divaricata
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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Dypterygiini
Genus Magusa
Species divaricata (Orbed Narrow-wing - Hodges#9637.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Magusa divaricata (Grote, 1874)
Stictoptera divaricata Grote, 1874
Former jr. syn. of: Magusa orbifera (Walker)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932282
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 2 species of the genus Magusa in America north of Mexico. (1)
Forewing length 15-19 mm.(2)
Southern California across the southern states to Florida and south into the American tropics. The adults stray north to Colorado, Manitoba and Maine from July to November.(2). Also in southern NB (July) AWT.
Adults fly year round in the southern areas and July through November in the northern areas.(2)
Carolina Buckthorn - Frangula [= Rhamnus] caroliniana (Rhamnaceae) - per Berry Nall
See Also
Magusa orbifera (Walker) is found from Miami, Florida and south into the American tropics.
Print References
Brou Jr., Vernon A. 2009. Magusa divaricata (Grote, 1874) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Louisiana. Southern Lepidopterists' News, 31: 208. PDF
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 55.5, 55.6; p. 301.(2)