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Genus Mythimna

Armyworm (October) - Mythimna unipuncta Lesser Wainscot - Mythimna oxygala Mythimna unipuncta - Armyworm Moth - Mythimna unipuncta Mythimna unipuncta Noctuidae: Mythimna oxygala - Mythimna oxygala Moth - Apamea or Lithophane  - Mythimna unipuncta Mythimna unipuncta Armyworm Moth - Mythimna unipuncta
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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 Leucaniini
Genus Mythimna
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mythimna Ochsenheimer, 1816; Schmett. Eur. 4: 78
syn. Philostola Billberg, 1820
syn. Aletia Hübner, [1821]; Verz. bek. Schmett. (15): 239
syn. Hyphilare Hübner, [1821]; Verz. bek. Schmett. (15): 239
syn. Mithimna Sodoffsky, 1837; Bull. Soc. imp. Nat. Moscou 1837 (6): 87
syn. Hyperiodes Warren, 1910; in Seitz, Grosschmett. Erde, 3: 94
syn. Hypopteridia Warren, 1912
syn. Pseudaletia Franclemont, 1951; Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 53 (2) : 64
syn. Sablia Sukhareva, 1973; Ent. Review, 52: 405, 413
syn. Dysaletia Sugi, 1982
syn. Morphopoliana Hreblay & Legrain, 1996
syn. Allitoria Beck, 1996
syn. Conithimna, Gruathimna, Foehstia, Pudothimna, Ferrathimna, Allitoria Beck, 1999
Numbers
4 species in North America (includes the former Aletia and Psuedaletia - 2 species each - listed at Nearctica.com)
3 species in Canada (CBIF)
Range
represented coast to coast in North America, north to the arctic
Remarks
The Armyworm (formerly Pseudaletia unipuncta) is now included in Mythimna
Internet References
pinned adult images of all 3 species occurring in Canada (CBIF)
taxonomic notes explaining the dissolution of Aletia and Pseudaletia into the genus Mythimna (CBIF)