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Species Agnorisma bollii - Hodges#10956

Black Squares - Agnorisma bollii Agnorisma bollii Unknown moth - Agnorisma bollii - male Agnorisma bollii Agnorisma badinodis, or something else? - Agnorisma bollii Agnorisma bollii brownish moth - Agnorisma bollii Dart species? - Agnorisma bollii
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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 Agnorisma
Species bollii (Agnorisma bollii - Hodges#10956)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xestia bollii
described in 1880 by Grote, who originally placed it in genus Agrotis
one of 3 species in this genus in North America listed at All-Leps
apparently rare throughout its range
wingspan about 32 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
Adult: forewing, head, and top of thorax brown with scattered white scales, giving an overall grayish cast; collar dark gray to blackish; rectangular dark gray to blackish shading between reniform and orbicular spots, and between orbicular spot and AM line; AM and PM lines pale, smooth, almost straight; hindwing grayish-brown, paler toward base
eastern United States: Maryland to Georgia, west to Oklahoma and Kansas, north to Ohio
adults fly from August to October; most numerous in October
See Also
other species of Agnorisma lack white speckling on forewing, head, and top of thorax (compare images of all 3 species [labeled as Xestia] by Jim Vargo at MPG)
Internet References
species account; PDF doc including pinned adult image, description, distribution, taxonomic history, references (John Snyder, South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources)
pinned adult images of male and female (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
pinned adult image plus photos of related species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult images and collection site map showing presence in Georgia (All-Leps)
adult image and flight dates (Larry Line, Maryland)
presence in Kentucky; county distribution map plus flight dates and locations (Jeffrey Marcus, Western Kentucky U.)