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Species Mamestra configurata - Hodges#10271

Mamestra configurata - female San Francisco moth - Mamestra configurata - female 1332 Mamestra configurata - Bertha Armyworm 10271 - Mamestra configurata Mamestra configurata eggs - Mamestra configurata 2nd instar - Mamestra configurata 2070 Mamestra configurata - Bertha Armyworm 10271 - Mamestra configurata Noctuidae: Lacinipolia? Apamea? Melanchra? - Mamestra configurata Noctuidae: Mamestra configurata - Mamestra configurata
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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 Hadenini
Genus Mamestra
Species configurata (Mamestra configurata - Hodges#10271)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Bertha Armyworm
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mamestra occidenta; Grote, 1883
* phylogenetic sequence #932898
Two Mamestra species are found in America north of Mexico.(1)
forewing length 14-18 mm.(2)
British Columbia to Saskatchewan south to Texas, Arizona and central California.(2)
Adults have two flights from April to August.(2)
Larval host are various grasses and herbaceous plants.(2)
Print References
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. p. 90.(1)
Powell, J. A., and P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 55.34, p. 304(2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
CBIF - Image of Pinned Adult
Moths of Southeastern Arizona - Image of Pinned Adult
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.