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Species Dichagyris acclivis - Hodges#10870

Pennsylvania Moth - Seeking ID confirmation - inclined to think it's Dichagyris acclivis  - Dichagyris acclivis Noctuid - Dichagyris acclivis Dichagyris acclivis Dart sp? - Dichagyris acclivis #10870 - Dichagyris acclivis? - Dichagyris acclivis #10870 - Dichagyris acclivis? - Dichagyris acclivis Dichagyris acclivis Dichagyris acclivis
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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Noctuini
Subtribe Agrotina
Genus Dichagyris
Species acclivis (Dichagyris acclivis - Hodges#10870)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichagyris acclivis (Morrison, 1875)
Loxagrotis acclivis (Morrison, 1875)
Agrotis acclivis Morrison, 1875 ]
Agrotis opaca Harvey, 1875
Rhizagrotis reclivis (Dyar, 1907)
Phylogenetic sequence # 933232
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 26 species of the genus Dichagyris in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan about 32 mm. (2)
Morrison (1824) original description is online in the print references.
Texas to Nebraska, Ontario, and eastward. (3)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Don Lafontaine states Dichagyris acclivis is found from Texas, eastward and has been confused with the Arizona species Dichagyris cataclivis.
Adults are most common from June to October. (3), (2)
Larval host plant is Panicum virgatum L. (switchgrass). (2)
See Also


Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Print References
Chaloux, C. 2013. A Noctuid Moth Dichagyris (Loxagrotis) acclivis 2012. NYNHP Conservation Guide. (2)
Harvey, L. F. 1873. An Illustration of North American Agrotis and Oncocnemis. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences. 3: p. 72, pl. 3, f. 1.
Lafontaine, J. D., 2004. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.1. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 85; pl. C.13-14.(4)
Morrison, H. K. 1824. Notes on North American Lepidoptera. Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York. p. 93.
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.A Noctuid Moth Dichagyris (Loxagrotis) acclivis
Andrea Chaloux. 2013. New York Natural Heritage Program.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Noctuoidea, Noctuidae (Part), Noctuinae (Part-Agrotini), Fascicle 27.1
J. Donald Lafontaine. 2004. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems