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Species Anicla simplicius - Hodges#10907

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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 simplicius (Anicla simplicius - Hodges#10907)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euagrotis simplicius
described in 1875 by Morrison, who originally placed it in genus Agrotis
one of 15 species in this genus in North America listed at All-Leps
Adult: forewing pale gray or tan-colored with sparse black speckling; three irregular black pieces grouped in area of reniform spot; faint dark streaks in areas where orbicular and claviform spots normally present; terminal line composed of short black dashes; hindwing white; thorax lacks black collar
southeastern United States: Internet records from Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas
adults fly all year in deep south; spring through fall farther north
page creation based on identification of this image by Jan Metlevski
See Also
Anicla digna has a black collar and occurs further west in sand dune habitat (compare images of this and related species by Jim Vargo at MPG)
Internet References
pinned adult images of holotype (Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard U., Massachusetts)