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Species Autoplusia egenoides - Hodges#8893

Unknown moth - Autoplusia egenoides Type of Looper Moth? - Autoplusia egenoides Familiar looking owlet moth - Autoplusia egenoides Moth - Autoplusia egenoides Moth on Erigeron - Autoplusia egenoides Another Moth - Autoplusia egenoides 8893  - Autoplusia egenoides   - Autoplusia egenoides
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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 Plusiinae (Looper Moths)
Tribe Plusiini
Subtribe Autoplusiina
Genus Autoplusia
Species egenoides (Autoplusia egenoides - Hodges#8893)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Autoplusia egenoides (Strand, 1917)
Syngrapha egena ab. egenoides Strand, 1917
Autographa egenoides
Phylogenetic sequence # 931174.
There are 3 Autoplusia species listed for America north of Mexico.(1)
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (2)
California, New Mexico and Florida (Eichlin & Cunningham, 1978).(3)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults are most common from April through October.
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: 19. (3)
Lafontaine, J.D. & R.W. Poole 1991. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 25.1: p. 55; pl. 1.17-18.(4)
Strand, E. 1916. Archiv for Naturgeschichte 82(2): 48
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.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
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.
4.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.