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Species Plagiomimicus expallidus - Hodges#9752

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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 Amphipyrinae
Tribe Stiriini
Subtribe Stiriina
Genus Plagiomimicus
Species expallidus (Plagiomimicus expallidus - Hodges#9752)
Hodges Number
9752
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plagiomimicus expallidus Grote, 1883
Phylogenetic sequence # 931663
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) included 18 species of the genus Plagiomimicus in America north of Mexico. (1)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2011) added one new species. (2)
Size
Wingspan 26-34 mm. (Hampson)
Identification
The original description of Plagiomimicus expallidus Grote, and the revised Hampson (1910) description are both available in the print references.
Range
New Mexico, Texas and Utah to southern Saskatchewan, and Alberta. (3)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Habitat
Short-grass prairies and open grasslands.
Season
Adults are most often reported from July to September. (3)
Food
One known larval host is Cyclachaena xanthiifolia [Iva xanthifolia] (Asteraceae).(4)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1882. Some new Noctuidae and notes. Papilio. 2: 185.
Hampson, G.F., 1910. Noctuidae. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phaenae in the British Museum. p. 252
Poole, R.W., 1995. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 26.1. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 103; pl. 3.45.(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.Additions and corrections to the checklist of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico
J. Donald Lafontaine & B. Christian Schmidt. 2011. Zookeys, 149.1805.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]
Samuel Ebb Crumb. 1956. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 1-356.
5.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 26.1. Noctuoidea, Noctuidae: Cuculliinae, Stiriinae, Psaphidinae.
Robert W. Poole. 1995. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
6.Pacific Northwest Moths
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems