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Species Parabagrotis exsertistigma - Hodges#11047

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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 exsertistigma (Parabagrotis exsertistigma - Hodges#11047)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Parabagrotis exsertistigma (Morrison, 1874)
Parabagrotis exertistigma formerly misspelled (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 933646
Forewing length 16-19 mm.
This species is usually some shade of maroon with a dusting of gray scales in the basal and subterminal areas than usually makes the median area appear darker than other areas of forewing. The front edge of the forewing is usually an orange brown, but may be paler or even a similar color to the median area. The prothoracic collar has a transverse yellowish line that separates the orange-brown basal area from the black top of the collar, but the black is not as extensive as in P. formalis. (2)
Has the widest range of the five species of Parabagrotis. Occurs in souther Canada from Manitoba to British Columbia south to North Dakota, Colorado, Arizona, and southern California.
Adults have been found from May until late September.
Larvae feed on grasses.
Internet References
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.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Noctuiodea, Noctuinae, Noctuini (Part), Fascicle 27.3
J. Donald LaFontaine. 1998. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.