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Species Autographa v-alba - White Y Mark - Hodges#8921

Autographa v-alba maybe - Autographa v-alba - female White Y Mark Moth - Autographa v-alba White Y Mark Moth - Autographa v-alba
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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 Plusiinae (Looper Moths)
Tribe Plusiini
Subtribe Plusiina
Genus Autographa
Species v-alba (White Y Mark - Hodges#8921)
Hodges Number
8921
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Autographa v-alba Ottolengui, 1902
Syngrapha v-alba
Phylogenetic sequence # 931197 (1)
Numbers
Size
Wingspan 38-40 mm.
Identification
Forewings are iridescent pale violet grey and dark slate grey. The stigma is a small, silvery white v shape.
Range
Utah to Washington and British Columbia. (2)
Season
The main flight period is July to September. (2)
Food
Larval host is unknown but most likely feeds on several herbaceous plants as other Autographa species.
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: 1-122. (3)
Lafontaine, J.D. & R.W. Poole 1991. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 25.1. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p.87; pl.2.19-20(4)
Ottolengui, R., 1902. Plusia and allied genera with descriptions of new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 10(2): 73, pl. 6, fig. 2. (5)
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.North American Moth Photographers Group
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.
5.Plusia and allied genera with descriptions of new species
R. Ottolengui. 1902. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 10(2): 57-77.
6.Pacific Northwest Moths
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems