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Species Autographa corusca - Hodges#8918

836b Autographa corusca 8918 - Autographa corusca - female 862 - Autographa corusca 8918 - Looper Moth - Autographa corusca - female 889 Syngrapha abstrusa [T] - Abstruse Looper Moth 8940 - Autographa corusca - female Autographa corusca Autographa corusca Moth found in kitchen - Autographa corusca Autographa corusca 8918 - Autographa corusca Autographa corusca
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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 Autographa
Species corusca (Autographa corusca - Hodges#8918)
Hodges Number
8918
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Autographa corusca (Strecker, 1885)
Plusia corusca Strecker 1885
Phytometera corusca
Phylogenetic sequence # 931201 (1)
Numbers
Size
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 15-16 mm. (2)
Range
Eichlin & Cunningham (1978) listed the ranged to include Alaska to California and Colorado.(3)
Season
The main flight period appears to be June to October. (4)
Food
Crumb (1956) listed Alnus sp. (alder). (5)
Eichlin & Cunningham (1978) listed Salvia leucophylla (purple sage). (3)
Print References
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. (3)
Lafontaine, J.D. & R.W., Poole, 1991. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 25.1. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 89; pl. 2, figs. 25-26. (6)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 49, fig. 36; p. 278. (2)
Strecker, H., 1885. Descriptions of new species of Lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 178.
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.
3.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.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]
Samuel Ebb Crumb. 1956. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 1-356.
6.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 25.1. Noctuoidea, Noctuidae (part), Plusiinae
J. Donald Lafontaine, Robert W. Poole. 1991. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
7.Pacific Northwest Moths
8.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems