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Species Syngrapha octoscripta - Dusky Silver Y - Hodges#8926

Syngrapha octoscripta Dusky Silver Y - Syngrapha octoscripta Unknown Looper - Syngrapha octoscripta Unknown Moth - Syngrapha octoscripta Dusky Silver Y Moth - Syngrapha octoscripta Syngrapha interrogationis - Hodges #8937 - Syngrapha octoscripta Syngrapha octoscripta Syngrapha octoscripta
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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 Plusiinae (Looper Moths)
Tribe Plusiini
Subtribe Plusiina
Genus Syngrapha
Species octoscripta (Dusky Silver Y - Hodges#8926)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syngrapha octoscripta (Grote, 1874)
Plusia 8-scripta Grote, 1874
Autographa octoscripta
Syngrapha magnifica Ottolengui, 1919
* phylogenetic sequence #931212
wingspan 34-36 mm (E.H. Strickland Museum)
Newfoundland west to central Alaska and Vancouver Island, from treeline in the north, south to the southern Prairie provinces in the west and Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey in the east (E.H. Strickland Museum).
Dry coniferous and mixedwood boreal forest; dry, sandy grasslands (E.H. Strickland Museum).
Adults fly from June to August.
Larvae feed on leaves of blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) (Eichlin & Cunningham, 1978).(1) Perhaps the host is bearberry/manzanita (Arctostaphylos spp.) in its range where blueberry is not present (E.H. Strickland Museum).
Life Cycle
Single brood per year; adults are nocturnal and come to light.
See Also
S. interrogationis
S. alias
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 (PDF)(1)
Lafontaine, J. D. & R. W. Poole 1991. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 25.1: p.102; pl.3.6-8
Ottolengui, R. 1919. Notes on the Plusiinae, with description of new species and races. Jl. N.Y. Ent. Soc. 27(3-4): 124 (synonym Syngrapha magnifica)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
CBIF - image of pinned adult
E.H. Strickland Museum - species page
Works Cited
1.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.