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Species Abagrotis mirabilis - Hodges#11019

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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 mirabilis (Abagrotis mirabilis - Hodges#11019 )
Hodges Number
11019
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Abagrotis mirabilis (Grote(1), 1879)
Agrotis mirabilis Grote, 1879
Phylogenetic sequence # 933657
Numbers
There are 39 named species of Abagrotis in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Wingspan average is 35-36 mm.
Identification
The original description as Agrotis mirabilis Grote is available online in the print references below.
The forewing is blackish gray with both the oval shaped reniform and the orbicular spot usually filled with pale yellow.
Range
California(3) to Texas and Colorado north to British Columbia and Alberta. (4), (5)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults are most common from June to October. (MPG)
Food
Larval host plants include Juniperus L. species. (6)
See Also
Abagrotis rubricundis, which has a reddish color

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Abagrotis striata, which has dark streaks in forewing subterminal area.
Print References
Buckett, J.S. 1969. Revision of the Nearctic moth genus Abagrotis Smith with descriptions of new species. California Department Of Agriculture: Occasional Papers 17. (7)
Grote, A.R. 1879. New western Noctuidae. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, p. 65. (8)
Lafontaine, J.D. 1998. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.3. p. 218; pl. 6.5-7.(6)