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Species Autographa speciosa - Hodges#8919

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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 Plusiinae (Looper Moths)
Tribe Plusiini
Subtribe Plusiina
Genus Autographa
Species speciosa (Autographa speciosa - Hodges#8919)
Hodges Number
8919
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Autographa speciosa Ottolengui, 1902
syn. Syngrapha speciosa
Phylogenetic sequence # 931198
Size
Wingspan 34-38 mm. (1)
Range
California to British Columbia. (2), (3)
Habitat
Subalpine meadows at high elevations and old-growth rainforests at low elevations. (4)
Season
Adults are most common from July to August. (2)
Food
Adults nectar at flowers. A Vancouver Island lepidopterist reported routinely attracting this species to his garden with a night blooming Mathiola (Hanhan, 1924). [Randy Hardy]
There is no information on larval foodplants. (4)
Print References
Eichlin, T.D. & H.B. Cunningham 1978. The Plusiinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) of America north of Mexico, emphasizing genitalic and larval morphology. United States Department of Agriculture Bulletin 1567: 1-122. (5)
Hanhan, A.W. 1924. Notes on collecting at flowers and blossoms. Proceedings of the British Columbia Entomological Society. 21: 17
Lafontaine, J.D. & R.W. Poole 1991. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 25.1. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. , p. 87; pl. 2, fig. 21-22. (6)
Ottolengui, R. 1902. Plusia and allied genera with descriptions of new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 10(2): 73, pl. 6, f. 9. (1)
Works Cited
1.Plusia and allied genera with descriptions of new species
R. Ottolengui. 1902. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 10(2): 57-77.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List
4.Pacific Northwest Moths
5.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.
6.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.
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems