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Species Plusia magnimacula - Hodges#8951.1

Plusia magnimacula Noctuidae: Plusia magnimacula - Plusia magnimacula Noctuidae: Plusia magnimacula - Plusia magnimacula Hodges # 8951 - Plusia magnimacula Noctuidae: Plusia magnimacula - Plusia magnimacula  Plusia putnami  - Plusia magnimacula  Plusia putnami  - Plusia magnimacula Plusia magnimacula
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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 Plusiinae (Looper Moths)
Tribe Plusiini
Subtribe Plusiina
Genus Plusia
Species magnimacula (Plusia magnimacula - Hodges#8951.1)
Hodges Number
8951.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plusia magnimacula Handfield & Handfield, 2006
Size
wingspan: male - 28-30 mm; female - 31-34 mm (Handfield & Handfield, 2006)
See Also
Plusia putnami is larger, ws m 31-34mm, f 34-36. P. magnimacula is darker with more contrast. The two central white spots are larger with the basal spot being more quadrangular vs the triangular shape of putnami, and the distal spot is rounder and less narrow. There tends to be more white or reflective scaling edging the am. line. (Handfield & Handfield, 2006)
Print References
Handfielda, D. & Handfielda, L. 2006. A new species of Plusia (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from North America. The Canadian Entomologist. 138(6): 853-859
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens