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Species Autographa metallica - Hodges#8917

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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 Autographa
Species metallica (Autographa metallica - Hodges#8917)
Hodges Number
8917
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Autographa metallica (Grote (1), 1875)
Plusia metallica Grote, 1875
Phytometra metallica
Plusia lenzii French, 1889
P. scapularis Edwards, 1882
Phytometra metallica ab. kasloensis Strand, 1917
Phylogenetic sequence # 931203
Size
Wingspan 38-40 mm. (2)
Range
Alberta and British Columbia, Northwest United States to California.(3)
Print References
Eichlin, T.D. & H.B. Cunningham 1978. The Plusiinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) of America north of Mexico, emphasizing genitalic and larval morphology. United States Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1567: 1-122. (3)
Grote, A.R. 1875. On the genus Agrotis with additions to the "List of North American Noctuidae". Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences. 2: 311.
Lafontaine, J.D. & R.W. Poole 1991. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 25.1. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 90; pl. 2, figs. 28-29. (4)