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Species Syngrapha selecta - Hodges#8928

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 selecta (Syngrapha selecta - Hodges#8928)
Hodges Number
Forewing length 17-19 mm (1)
separated from other members of the genus by distinctive green stigma (1)
Newfoundland and Nova Scotia west to the northwestern Northwest Territories and foothills of Rocky Mountains in Alberta. In the U.S.A, it has been found in northern Michigan and suspected to be found in Maine and Minnesota. (1)
late June to early Sept (1)
See Also
Syngrapha viridisigma is very similar and is much more common and widespread. It is a bit darker (both FW and HW) and larger than selecta. Species identification best obtained by examination of genitalia. (1)
Works Cited
1.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.