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Species Abagrotis placida - Hodges#11041

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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 placida (Abagrotis placida - Hodges#11041)
Hodges Number
11041
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Abagrotis placida (Grote(1), 1876)
Agrotis placida Grote, 1876
Agrotis minimalis Grote, 1879
Phylogenetic sequence # 933672
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 39 species of the genus Abagrotis in America north of Mexico.(2)
Size
Forewing length 14-16 mm.(3)
Identification
Forewing is variable light or dark reddish-brown to gray-brown with a olive tint.(3),(4)

Pacific Northwest Moths - description.(4)
Range
California and Arizona to Yukon and across northern areas to New England states.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some collection locations and dates.
Habitat
Found in forested areas at higher elevation. (4)
Season
The main flight period appears to be June through September. (5)
Food
Larval host is unkown but expected to be foliage of hardwoods.(4)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Buckett, J.S. 1968. Revision of the Nearctic moth genus Abagrotis Smith with descriptions of new species (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Part 1. California Department Of Agriculture: Occasional Papers 12. p. 16. (6)
Buckett, J.S. 1968. Revision of the Nearctic moth genus Abagrotis Smith with descriptions of new species (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Part 4. California Department Of Agriculture: Occasional Papers 16. p. 9. (7)
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. (8)
Grote, A.R. 1824. Descriptions of new Noctuae (sp) with remarks on the variations of larval forms in the group. Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York. p. 304..
Grote, A.R. 1879. New western Noctuidae. The North American Entomologist. p. 45.
Lafontaine, J.D., 1998. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.3. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 227; plate 6, figs. 45-49.(3)