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Species Autographa mappa - Wavy Chestnut Y - Hodges#8912

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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 Autographa
Species mappa (Wavy Chestnut Y - Hodges#8912)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Autographa mappa (Grote(1) & Robinson, 1868)
Plusia mappa Grote & Robinson, 1868
Phytometra mappa
Phylogenetic sequence # 931194 (2)
Wingspan 3-4 cm. (3)
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 1.5-1.7 cm. (4)
Adults - forewing chestnut brown with numerous wavy bands and lines of darker brown and black in very distinctive pattern; scattered silver gold metallic scales in lower parts of AM and PM lines, as well as along basal line and outlining parts of reniform and orbicular spots; stigma prominent, two-part, white or gold, in center of wing, the basal segment an open u-shape, and the distal part an infilled oval or spot; hindwing brownish-gray in outer half, paler in basal half, with checkered fringe and whitish median band; antennae simple and similar in both the sexes (adapted from description at E.H. Strickland Museum(3)).
Newfoundland to British Columbia, south in the east to Massachusetts and Wisconsin, south in the west to Oregon and Colorado.
Open woodlands, clearings and edges, bogs and fens; adults are nocturnal and come to light (3)
Adults fly from June to August in Alberta. (3)
Larvae feed on nettle (Urtica spp.) (5), buckthorn (Frangula spp. =Cascara) (Prentice, 1962) and blueberry (Vaccinium spp.).
Life Cycle
One generation per year. (3)
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. (6)
Grote, A.R. & C.T. Robinson, 1868. Descriptions of new Lepidoptera, no. 4. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 2: 204
Lafontaine, J.D. & R.W. Poole, 1991. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 25.1. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 85; plate 2, fig. 13. (7)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, plate 49, fig. 34; p. 278. (4)
Internet References
distribution in Canada; list of provinces of occurrence (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)
Works Cited
1.Augustus Radcliffe Grote, Lepidopterist (1841-1903)
2.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
3.University of Alberta Entomology Collection
4.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
5.The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]
Samuel Ebb Crumb. 1956. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 1-356.
6.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.
7.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 25.1. Noctuoidea, Noctuidae (part), Plusiinae
J. Donald Lafontaine, Robert W. Poole. 1991. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
8.Pacific Northwest Moths
9.North American Moth Photographers Group
10.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems