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Species Agnorisma bollii - Hodges#10956

Black Squares - Agnorisma bollii - female Agnorisma bollii Bolle's Dart  - Agnorisma bollii - male Agnorisma bollii? - Agnorisma bollii Agnorisma bollii  - Agnorisma bollii Agnorisma bollii Larva - Agnorisma bollii Agnorisma - Agnorisma bollii - male Agnorisma - Agnorisma bollii - male
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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
Specimen identified by DNA analysis:
eastern United States: Maryland to Georgia, west to Oklahoma and Kansas, north to Ohio (1)(2)(3)
adults fly from August to October; most numerous in October
Life Cycle
Larva; Adult Female:
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)