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Species Abagrotis orbis - Hodges#11027

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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 Noctuina
Genus Abagrotis
Species orbis (Abagrotis orbis - Hodges#11027 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Abagrotis orbis (Grote, 1876)
Agrotis orbis Grote, 1876
Lampra barnesi Benjamin, 1921
Lampra barnesi nevadensis Benjamin, 1921
* phylogenetic sequence #933676
Wingspan is 35–40 mm.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (1)
Western North America to the Great Plains.
Adults fly late summer from August to September.
Larvae are pest of apple, plum and grapes.
See Also
Similar to A. erratica, which is browner, has the post-median line indicated by a series of fine dots.
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1876. On Noctuidae from the Pacific Coast of North America. Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 3: 83.
Benjamin, W. 1921. A study of the Noctuid moth of the genus Lampra, Hbn. Bull. Southern Calif. Acad. Sci. 20 (3): 97.
Lafontaine, J.D. 1998. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Noctuiodea, Noctuinae, Noctuini (Part), Fascicle 27.3: p.230, pl.6.57-59, 7.1 (2)