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Species Plusia putnami - Putnam's Looper - Hodges#8950

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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 Plusia
Species putnami (Putnam's Looper - Hodges#8950)
Hodges Number
8950
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plusia putnami Grote, 1873
Chrysaspidia putnami
Autographa putnami
Phytometra putnami ab. punctistigma Strand, 1917
Size
Wingspan 30-32 mm.(1)
Forewing length 13-17 mm(2)
Identification
Range
Nova Scotia to Alberta; Maine to Rocky Mountains, south to Virginia in the East, to Colorado in the West.(3)
Habitat
Grassy clearings, woodland edges, wet meadows and wetland margins.(1)
Food
Grasses (Tietz,1972), sedges and Sparganium sp.(4)
See Also
P. contexta
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)
Grote, A. R. 1873. Descriptions of Noctuidae principally from California. Bulletin Buffalo Soc. Nat Sci. 1: 146
Lafontaine, J. D. & R. W. Poole 1991. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 25.1: p.127; pl.1.54-55.(5)
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, pl.50.9; p.279.(2)
Works Cited
1.University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum
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.Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States, Part III [Noctuidae]
William T. M. Forbes . 1954. Cornell University. Agricultural Experiment Station Memoir: Number 329: 1-433.
5.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.
6.North American Moth Photographers Group
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems