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Genus Abrostola

caterpillar on Hog Peanut - July 19 - Abrostola ovalis Moth - Abrostola urentis The last four from Marathon - Abrostola microvalis Oval Nettle Moth - Abrostola ovalis Spectacled Nettle Moth - Hodges#8881 - Abrostola urentis moth060420-8 - Abrostola urentis Abrostola urentis Lépidoptère - Abrostola urentis
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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 Abrostolini
Genus Abrostola
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Abrostola Ochsenheimer, 1816
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Abrostola is Greek meaning "delicate robe." (1)
Abrostola ovalis, Oval Abrostola - Hodges #8880
Abrostola urentis, Spectacled Nettle Moth - Hodges #8881
Abrostola parvula, no common name - Hodges #8882
Abrostola microvalis, Minute Oval Abrostola - Hodges #8883
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)(2)
Internet References
pinned adult images of both species occurring in Canada (CBIF)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of natural history terms with their derivations, including the various orders, genera, and species.
David H. McNicoll. 1863. Lovell Reeve & Company.
2.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.