Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Agrotis brevipennis Smith, 1888
Phylogenetic sequence # 933438
Forewing length 13-17 mm.(1)
Original description online as Agrotis brevipennis
The subterminal line has two teeth extending below the reniform spot and they appear as a jagged extension of the pale area. (2)
The males have a pale area along the costa and females do not.
Much of western North America south to northern Arizona and northern New Mexico. (3)
Moth Photographers Group
- large range map with some collection dates.
Occurs in dry rangelands and woodlands. (2)
Late season flight with most records from July to November. (2)
(Morrison) subterminal line is more even and weakly indented between the veins below the reniforn spot, compared to the more tooth shape projections of E. brevipennis
Compare to others on the archived photos of living moths
plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Lafontaine, J.D., 1987. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.2
. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 125; pl. 6.46-48.(1)
Smith, J.B., 1888. New genera and species of North American Noctuidae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum
, 10: p. 455