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Species Abagrotis nanalis - Hodges#11038

Abagrotis nanalis - Hodges #11038 - Abagrotis nanalis Abagrotis nanalis Noctuidae: Abagrotis nanalis - Abagrotis nanalis Abagrotis nanalis
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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Noctuini
Subtribe Noctuina
Genus Abagrotis
Species nanalis (Abagrotis nanalis - Hodges#11038)
Hodges Number
11038
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Abagrotis nanalis (Grote(1), 1881)
Agrotis nanalis Grote, 1881
Phylogenetic sequence # 933666 (2)
Numbers
There are about 39 species of the genus Abagroti in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Forewing length 12-14 mm. (2)
Identification
Adults have very distinctive forewing pattern: streaked dark brown and buff; thorax with a prominent pale buff center, flanked by dark gray.
Larva are black with bold white middorsal and subdorsal lines, with black spiracles. The head is pale with black stripes and reddish blotches.
Grote (1881) original description as Agrotis nanalis is available online in the print references.
Range
Southern British Columbia to southwestern Manitoba and south to eastern central California to New Mexico. (3), (4), (5), (2)
Season
Adults fly late July to early September. (2)
Food
Larval host is Artemisia tridentata (big sagebrush).
Print References
Buckett, J.S. 1968. Revision of the Nearctic moth genus Abagrotis Smith with descriptions of new species (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Part 1. California Department Of Agriculture: Occasional Papers 12. p. 15. (6)
Buckett, J.S. 1968. Revision of the Nearctic moth genus Abagrotis Smith with descriptions of new species (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Part 4. California Department Of Agriculture: Occasional Papers 12. p. 25. (7)
Buckett, J.S. 1969. Revision of the Nearctic moth genus Abagrotis Smith with descriptions of new species. California Department Of Agriculture: Occasional Papers 17. p. 19.(8)
Grote(1), A.R. 1881. New Noctuidae, with list of the species of Perigrapha. The Canadian Entomologist. 13: 131.
Lafontaine, J.D. 1998. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 27.3. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 223; plate 6, figs. 29-30.(9)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, p. 317, Pl. 58.39. (2)