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Species Autographa pseudogamma - Delicate Silver Y - Hodges#8913

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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 pseudogamma (Delicate Silver Y - Hodges#8913)
Hodges Number
8913
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Autographa pseudogamma (Grote(1), 1875)
Plusia pseudogamma Grote, 1875
Phytometra pseudogamma ab. freya Strand, 1917
Phylogenetic sequence # 931196 (2)
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 18 species of the genus Autographa in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 17-18 mm. (3)
Identification
Range
In the north and east it ranges from Nova Scotia to British Columbia, north to Alaska; south to Maine, Michigan, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming (Eichlin & Cunningham, 1978). In the west it ranges into the central Sierra Nevada mountains, northeastern Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico (Powell & Opler, 2009).
Food
Larvae are generalist feeders on herbaceous plants. Adults have been observed nectaring at fireweed blossoms (E.H. Strickland Museum).
See Also
Similar to A. californica but can be separated from pseudogamma by the short, fine black dash connecting the subterminal and postmedian lines near the apex of the forewings (E.H. Strickland Museum).
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. (4)
Grote, A.R. 1875. On North American species of Plusia. The Canadian Entomologist 7(11): 203
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, figs. 16-18. (5)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl.49, fig. 35; p. 278. (3)
Works Cited
1.Augustus Radcliffe Grote, Lepidopterist (1841-1903)
2.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 .
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.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.
5.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.
6.North American Moth Photographers Group
7.Pacific Northwest Moths
8.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems