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Species Protogygia milleri - Hodges#10898

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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 Agrotina
Genus Protogygia
Species milleri (Protogygia milleri - Hodges#10898)
Hodges Number
10898
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Protogygia milleri (Grote, 1876) (1)
Agrotis milleri Grote, 1876
Phylogenetic sequence # 933306
Numbers
There are 16 named Protogygia species in America north of Mexico.(2)
Size
Forewing length 15-18 mm.(3)
Identification
The original description as Agrotis milleri Grote, is available online in the print references below.
Adult: (4),(5)
The only Protogygia species with transverse lines across the forewing.
Forewing median area is slightly darker.
The black lined orbicular, reniform and claviform spots are filled with lighter gray.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (6)
Range
Northern Oregon to southern California and Arizona. (7), (8)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Habitat
Conifer forests (4000-10,000'). (3)
Season
Adults are most common from late May to early September.(3)
Food
Larval host is unknown. (4),(5)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1876. On Noctuidae from the Pacific Coast of North America. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, 3: 78 .
Lafontaine, J.D., 2004. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.1. p. 197; pl. I.41-42.(5)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, p. 309, pl. 57.7.(3)