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Species Spragueia dama - Southern Spragueia Moth - Hodges#9122

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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 Acontiinae (Bird Dropping Moths)
Tribe Acontiini
Genus Spragueia
Species dama (Southern Spragueia Moth - Hodges#9122)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Spragueia dama (Guenée, 1852)
Agrophila dama Guenée, 1852
Agrophila trifariana Walker, 1865
Agrophila transmutata Walker, 1865
Spragueia pardalis Grote, 1881
* phylogenetic sequence #931382
Twelve Spragueia species are found in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan 16-22 mm (Hampson, 1910).
Larvae under 2 cm. (2)
Adult - sexually dimorphic and have variable markings (see
Larva - see Wagner, 2011. (2)
Throughout much of the southern United States from Arizona eastward.
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with some collection dates.
Bug Guide - range map with monthly record of photos submitted to the guide.
Fields, waste lots, open habitats. (2)
Most records are from May through October.
Larval hosts include bindweed (Ipomoea) and fanpetals (Sida). (2)
See Also
Spragueia at MPG.
Print References
Boisduval J.A. & M.A. Guenée 1852. Histoire naturelle des insectes, Noctuélites 2. Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 6: 205;
Covell Jr., C.V. 1984. Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America.(3) p.149, pl.30, f.13
Grote, A.R. 1881. New species of Dicopis, Chytonix, and Spragueia. Papilio 1(4): 50 (synonym Spragueia pardalis)
Hampson, G.F. 1910. Catalogue of the Noctuidae in the collection of the British Museum. Cat. Lep. Phalaenae Brit. Mus. 10 (6015): 673, f.189
Holland, W.J. 1903. The Moth Book.(4) pl.29, f.59
Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. (1)
Todd, E.L. 1972. Descriptive and Synonymical Notes for Some Species of Noctuidae in the Galapagos Islands (Lepidoptera). J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 62: 36-38
Walker, F. 1865. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera, 7th Series. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Brit. Mus. 33 (3) (Noct.): 777, 776 (synonyms Agrophila transmutata, Agrophila trifariana)
Wagner, D.L., D.F. Schweitzer, J.B. Sullivan, R.C. Reardon. 2011. Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America. Princeton University Press. p.243
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, collection dates, living and pinned adults. - species page with description and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - collection map and photos of pinned adults.
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.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.
3.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.
4.The Moth Book
W. J. Holland. 1922. Doubleday, Page & Company.