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Species Grotella septempunctata - Hodges#11213

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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 Grotellinae
Genus Grotella
Species septempunctata (Grotella septempunctata - Hodges#11213)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Grotella septempunctata Harvey, 1875
syn. Grotella harveyi Barnes and Benjamin, 1922
Phylogenetic sequence # 931700
Wingspan about 21 mm. (1)
The original description of Grotella septempunctata Harvey, is available online using the link in the print preferences below.
Arizona to central Texas, Colorado and North Dakota. (2), (3), (4), (1)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Most records of adults are from July to September. (4)
See Also
Compare to others on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.

Note the lack of black dotted line along the outer margin. (similar to some other species)
Grotella blanca

Grotella harveyi

Grotella sampita

Homolagoa grotelliformis
Print References
Barnes and Benjamin, 1922, Contributions of the Natural History of Lepidoptera of North America., 5(1): 11, pl. 1, fig. 2.
Harvey, L.F. 1875. Observations on North American moths. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences. p. 278.