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Species Spragueia guttata - Spotted Spragueia - Hodges#9125

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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 Acontiinae (Bird Dropping Moths)
Tribe Acontiini
Genus Spragueia
Species guttata (Spotted Spragueia - Hodges#9125)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Spragueia guttata Grote, 1875
* Phylogenetic sequence #931385.
Explanation of Names
guttata: from the Latin "guttatus", from "gutta" (a drop); [guttate means spotted, as with drops] - presumably refers to the markings on the forewing, and is the presumed origin of the common name
One of 12 species in this genus found in North America.(1)
Adult: forewing white to pale yellowish, crossed by thick curving lines as though drawn with a black felt marker, and giving the effect of having large hollow spots; dark orange patches in basal, median, and subterminal areas; fringe orange and black; hindwing brownish-gray with pale fringe
Florida to Texas
Bug Guide - range map with monthly record of photos submitted to the guide.
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Adults fly from May - September, based on BugGuide posting
Larvae present from May onward.
Parthenium (feverfew) is mentioned in document by David Wagner et al listed below
Life Cycle
Multiple generations per year.
See Also
Moth Photographers Group - photographs of the other Spragueia species to compare. (pinned adult)
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. 48.(1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
pinned adult image (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
distribution; MS Word doc plus common name reference [Spotted Spragueia], seasonality, hostplant (David Wagner et al, U. of Connecticut)
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 .