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Subfamily Plusiinae - Looper Moths

Bilobed Looper Moth - Megalographa biloba Plusia nichollae Autographa sp.? - Autographa californica Moth with Nice Tufts - Autographa precationis Soybean looper? - Chrysodeixis includens? - Autographa precationis 8881 Spectacled Nettle Moth - Abrostola urentis - Abrostola urentis Ni Moth - Trichoplusia ni Unknown moth - Rachiplusia ou
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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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plusiinae Boisduval, 1829
Food
See Plusiinae "Index to Host Plants" (pp. 116-122) in Eichlin & Cunningham, 1978.(1)
Print References
Eichlin, T. D. 1975. A guide to the adult and larval Plusiinae of California (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). California Department of Agriculture Occasional Paper 21: 1-73 (1-73)
Eichlin, T. D. & H. B. Cunningham 1978. The Plusiinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) of America north of Mexico, emphasizing genitalic and larval morphology. USDA Tech. Bulletin 1567: 1-122 (PDF)
Kitching, I. J. 1987. Spectacles and Silver Ys: a synthesis of the systematics, cladistics, and biology of the Plusiinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Bull. Brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 54(2): 75-261
Ottolengui, R. 1919. Notes on the Plusiinae, with descriptions of new species and races. Jl. New York Ent. Soc. 27(3-4): 117-126, pl.15, f.1-14
Pogue, M. G. 2005. The Plusiinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Zootaxa 1032: 1–28 (PDF)
Works Cited
1.The Plusiinae (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae) of America north of Mexico, emphasizing genitalic and larval morphology
Thomas D. Eichlin, Hugh B. Cunningham. 1978. United States Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1567: 1-121.