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Species Abagrotis reedi - Hodges#11040

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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 Noctuina
Genus Abagrotis
Species reedi (Abagrotis reedi - Hodges#11040)
Hodges Number
11040
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Abagrotis reedi Buckett, 1969
Phylogenetic sequence #933664.00
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of B.C. Reed, who collected the holotype specimen.
Size
Wingspan about 28-36 mm. (1), (2)
Forewing length: ♂ 16 mm, ♀ 14 mm. (3)
Larva to about 30 mm. (4)
Identification
Buckett (1969) described the adult - commonly dark brown but sometimes light brown to almost black, males tending to be darker and females redder. Lines usually distinct but not always so. Dark reniform spot always present. Orbicular spot outlined in ochreous, filled with brown. Terminal line a series of black lanceolate dashes. Fringe ochreous tipped in dark brown. Deep smoky fuscous hindwing, fringe conspicuously tricolor, from ochreous to brown and tipped with white. (3)
Crumb (1956) described the larva - usually brown, sometimes gray or blackish. Head light brown with black lines. (4)
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (5)
Range
Ranges over much of western North America, from the coastal ranges of central California east into the Rockies, from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Alberta south to Arizona, New Mexico and undoubtedly Mexico. (3)
Holotype male: Tecate Peak, San Diego County, California, 21 July 1963 (B.C. Reed).
Food
Known larval hosts include willow (Salix, Salicaceae), cottonwood (Populus, Salicaceae), oceanspray (Holodiscus, Rosaceae) and boxelder (Acer negundo, Aceraceae). (4)
Print References
Buckett, J.S., 1969. Revision of the Nearctic moth genus Abagrotis Smith with descriptions of new species (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Part 5. California Department Of Agriculture: Occasional Papers 17: 1-27 (PDF) (3)
(6)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page (2)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Southeast Arizona
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Revision of the Nearctic moth genus Abagrotis Smith with descriptions of new species (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Part 5.
John S. Buckett. 1969. California Department Of Agriculture: Occasional Papers 17: 1-27.
4.The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]
Samuel Ebb Crumb. 1956. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 1-356.
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
6.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Noctuiodea, Noctuinae, Noctuini (Part), Fascicle 27.3
J. Donald LaFontaine. 1998. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.