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Species Agrotis vancouverensis - Hodges#10652

Agrotis sp. - Agrotis vancouverensis 1839 Agrotis vancouverensis group - Vancouver Dart Moth 10652 - Agrotis vancouverensis 2246 Agrotis vancouverensis group 10652 - Agrotis vancouverensis Noctuid of some kind? - Agrotis vancouverensis Agrotis vancouverensis Agrotis vancouverensis Agrotis?  (Yes, another wild guess!) - Agrotis vancouverensis Vancouver Dart - Agrotis vancouverensis
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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 Noctuini
Subtribe Agrotina
Genus Agrotis
Species vancouverensis (Agrotis vancouverensis - Hodges#10652)
Hodges Number
10652
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Agrotis vancouverensis Grote, 1873
Size
Forewing length 13 - 17 mm. (1)
Identification
Larvae - gray with diffuse dark oval or diamond-shaped patch on the dorsum of each segment. There is a dark gray subdorsal line with dark gray shading speckled with white along the sides. The spiracles and cervivcal shield are black. The head is closely infuscated with black, including both submedial arcs and a close reticulation pattern (1)
Range
Yukon Territory south to southern California, eastern Arizona (White Moutains) and northern New Mexico (1)
Habitat
Boreal forests up to 12000 ft. (1)
Season
Normally flies in May and June but later in July and August in the Seirra Nevada and Rocky Mountains. (1)
Food
Low herbaceous plants such as Trifolium and Fragaria and grass Poaceae. (1)
See Also
Often found with and confused for A. obliqua. A. vancouverensis has paler brown FW, paler HW, and solid black claviform spot and basal dash. (1)
Print References
Lafontaine, J. D., 2004. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.1: p. 240; pl. K.35-40.(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Noctuoidea, Noctuidae (Part), Noctuinae (Part-Agrotini), Fascicle 27.1
J. Donald Lafontaine. 2004. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.