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Species Parabagrotis insularis - Hodges#11047.2

Parabagrotis insularis Parabagrotis insularis Noctuidae: Parabragotis insularis - Parabagrotis insularis Parabagrotis insularis 11047.2   - Parabagrotis insularis Parabagrotis insularis Noctuidae - Parabagrotis insularis Parabagrotis insularis ? - Parabagrotis insularis
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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 Noctuini
Subtribe Noctuina
Genus Parabagrotis
Species insularis (Parabagrotis insularis - Hodges#11047.2)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
insularis refers to Vancouver Island where it is common
Forewing length 13-16 mm
This is the smallest and darkest of the five species of Parabagrotis. There is a narrow black transverse line near the top of the prothoracic collar, with the rest of the prothoracic collar more or less the same color as the forewings. Colors can vary from blackish, dark-gray, and reddish-brown. There is sometimes a weak yellowish or buff line partially surrounding the orbicular and reniform spots. (1)
Occurs along Pacific Coast from British Columbia to California, east to Idaho.
Adults have been found from April to October.
Life Cycle
Little is known of the larval stages.
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Noctuiodea, Noctuinae, Noctuini (Part), Fascicle 27.3
J. Donald LaFontaine. 1998. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.