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Species Plagiomimicus dimidiata - Hodges#9745

Noctuid - Plagiomimicus dimidiata Owlet Moth - Plagiomimicus dimidiata Shinnia? - Plagiomimicus dimidiata Arizona Moth - Plagiomimicus dimidiata Arizona Moth - Plagiomimicus dimidiata Moth - Plagiomimicus dimidiata Moth - Plagiomimicus dimidiata Ponometia?   - Plagiomimicus dimidiata
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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 Stiriinae
Tribe Stiriini
Genus Plagiomimicus
Species dimidiata (Plagiomimicus dimidiata - Hodges#9745)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plagiomimicus dimidiata (Grote, 1877) (1)
Stibadium dimidiata (Grote, 1877)
Antaplaga dimidiata Grote, 1877
Phylogenetic sequence # 931648
There are 19 named species of Plagiomimicus in America north of Mexico. (2),(3)
Forewing length 13-14 mm.(4)
Idaho to Kansas, south to western Texas and Arizona. (4)
The adults are most common from September to October. (4)
The larval host plant and immature stages are unknown, but is thought to be sunflower species. (5)
The adults are often seen on flower blooms during the day and are attracted to lights at night.
See Also
There is no other similar moth in North America. (5)
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1877. Six new Noctuidae. The Canadian Entomologist, 9: 71.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press,, pl 52.3; p. 288. (4)
Poole, R.W., 1995. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 26.1, p. 90; pl. 3.24.(6)