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Species Anicla infecta - Green Cutworm Moth - Hodges#10911

Anicla infecta Day 17 -- Caterpillar A - Anicla infecta Pupa C - Anicla infecta Moth to blacklight - Anicla infecta - female Spodoptera ornithogalli? - Anicla infecta Anicla infecta Please help us to identify this moth. - Anicla infecta Anicla infecta
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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 Agrotina
Genus Anicla
Species infecta (Green Cutworm Moth - Hodges#10911)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Green Cutworm (larva)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anicla infecta (Ochsenheimer, 1816)
Agrotis infecta Ochsenheimer, 1816
Anicla incaica Köhler, 1979
Phylogenetic sequence # 933212
15 Anicla species occur in America north of Mexico.(1)
wingspan 30-35 mm
Forewing pale tan to medium gray and speckled with small dots; antemedial (AM) and postmedial (PM) lines thin, black, jagged (sometimes faint); reniform spot contains 3 black dots; broad dark terminal band tapers quickly to a point at the apex. Hindwing white except for a dark brown strip along leading edge.
southeastern Canada (NS QC) through eastern United States and south to Brazil. (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (2), (9)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
adults fly from June to September; year round in southern areas.
larvae feed on beets, grasses, and tobacco
Life Cycle
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Print References
Lafontaine, J.D. 2004. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.1: p. 43; pl. A.9-12.(10)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
adult images (Larry Line, Maryland)
pinned adult image and other info (Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of the French Antilles)
pinned adult image (Matthew Barnes, Moths of the Grenadines)