Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plusia contexta Grote, 1873
* phylogenetic sequence #931239
Adults - forewing brownish-yellow; stigma composed of two solid silver connected triangles; large silver dash near apex; fringe scales light pink.
Larvae - see detailed descriptions
of egg, larva through five molts, pupa, and imagio (Thaxter, 1883).
Northern United States and southern Canada east of the Rockies.
Adults fly from June to October.
Larvae feed on grasses (Tietz, 1972).
Two generations per year.
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
Grote, A. R. 1873. On eight species of Noctuidae. Bulletin Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 1: 193
Lafontaine, J. D. & R. W. Poole 1991. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 25.1: p.129; pl.1.58-58
Ottolengui, R. 1902. Plusia
and allied genera with descriptions of new species Jl. N.Y. Ent. Soc. 10(2): 63
Thaxter, R. 1883. Descriptions of noctuid larvae found on Cutts' Island, Maine. Papilio 3(1): 18
live adult images
(Lynn Scott, Ontario)
common name reference
[Connected Looper] plus food plant and flight season (Ohio State U.)