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Species Autoplusia olivacea - Hodges#8892

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 Autoplusiina
Genus Autoplusia
Species olivacea (Autoplusia olivacea - Hodges#8892)
Hodges Number
8892
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Autoplusia olivacea (Skinner, 1917)
Autographa olivacea Skinner, 1917
Phylogenetic sequence # 931173
Numbers
Three Autoplusia species are found in America north of Mexico.(1)
Size
Wingspan 35-39 mm. (2)
Range
Southern coastal California.
Food
Larval host is Senecio grandifolius. (2), (3)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
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: 18, fig. 168. (3)
Lafontaine, J.D. & R.W. Poole 1991. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 25.1; p.54; pl.1.15-16. (2)
Skinner, H. 1917. New species of Lepidoptera. Entomological news, and proceedings of the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 28(7): 328.
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 25.1. Noctuoidea, Noctuidae (part), Plusiinae
J. Donald Lafontaine, Robert W. Poole. 1991. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
3.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.