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Species Autographa rubidus - Rubida Looper Moth - Hodges#8909

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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 rubidus (Rubida Looper Moth - Hodges#8909)
Hodges Number
8909
Size
3.5 cm wingspan
Identification
The following information is from the (E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum).

A medium-size (3.5 cm wingspan) moth with dark rusty red-brown forewings with a dark violet tint. The area inside the antemedian line and in the apical and anal angle areas is lighter yellow brown, and there is a short black streak just below the apex. The most prominent mark is the outwardly curved dull silver stigma, partially filled with light rust scales. Hindwings are pale yellow-brown with a dark discal spot, a narrow dark median band and a broad sooty brown terminal band. Antennae are simple and both the sexes are alike.
Range
From Newfoundland west across southern Canada to southeastern BC, south only to Maine and Minnesota.
Season
Late May to mid July.
Internet References
Detailed information and pinned image at (E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum)
Other images on (MPG)