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Species Plagiomimicus pityochromus - Black-barred Brown - Hodges#9754

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Classification
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 Amphipyrinae
Tribe Stiriini
Subtribe Stiriina
Genus Plagiomimicus
Species pityochromus (Black-barred Brown - Hodges#9754)
Hodges Number
9754
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plagiomimicus pityochromus Grote(1), 1873
Stibadium pityochromus (Grote, 1873)
Synonym
Schinia media Morrison, 1875
Phylogenetic sequence # 931661 (2)
Size
Wingspan 25-35 mm.
Identification
The forewing dark gray to brown with small sharp black bar formed from merged orbicular and claviform spots; dark brown triangle near apex; AM and PM lines whitish; PM line abruptly curved below triangle.
Hindwing grayish-brown.
Range
Eastern United States and southern Ontario.
Habitat
Edges of streams and rivers, waste places; wherever Giant Ragweed grows.
Season
the main flight period is June to September.
Food
The larvae feed on Ambrosia trifida (giant ragweed).
Remarks
Uncommon; rare in northeast (Covell; Moths of Eastern North America)
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1873. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, 1: 182.
Morrison, 1875. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 18: 123.