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Species Syngrapha epigaea - Epigaea Looper - Hodges#8927

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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 Syngrapha
Species epigaea (Epigaea Looper - Hodges#8927)
Hodges Number
8927
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syngrapha epigaea (Grote, 1874)
Plusia epigaea Grote, 1874
Autographa epigaea
Syngrapha epigaea ab. epigaella Strand, 1917
* phylogenetic sequence #931215
Size
wingspam 39-40 mm (E.H. Strickland Museum)
Range
From Newfoundland, west across the southern Boreal forest to Yukon Territory and western British Columbia, south to Pennsylvania and Ohio in the east and Colorado and Oregon in the west (E.H. Strickland Museum).

Also found locally at high elevations in the Appalachians.
Food
Blueberry (Vaccinium spp.), including commercial blueberry fields. It will switch to Kalmia angustifolia and a variety of trees and shrubs in the fall when blueberry becomes less palatable (E.H. Strickland Museum).
See Also
Autographa ampla, but in ampla, the patch below the stigma is larger and darker, and there is a small dark patch near the forewing apex (E.H. Strickland Museum).
Print References
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: 39 (PDF)(1)
Grote, A. R. 1874. New species of North American Noctuidae. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 1874: 208
Lafontaine, J. D. & R. W. Poole 1991. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 25.1: p.105; pl.3.13
Internet References
Moth Photography Group - species page
Works Cited
1.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.