Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information about the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Syngrapha altera - Hodges#8925

Syngrapha altera Syngrapha altera genitalia - Syngrapha altera - female
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 Syngrapha
Species altera (Syngrapha altera - Hodges#8925)
Hodges Number
8925
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syngrapha altera (Ottolengui, 1902)
Autographa altera Ottolengui, 1902 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931210
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) included 24 species of the genus Syngrapha in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
The wingspan averages 29-34 mm.
Ottolengui (1902) reported a wingspan of 29 mm. (forewing length of 15 mm.) (1)
Identification
Range
Eichlin & Cunningham (1978) reported the range to include Nova Scotia to Ontario, south to New York and Michigan. (3)
McAlpine et al. (2010) reported Nova Scotia to eastern Quebec. (4)
Holotype ♀, collected by Rodrigues Ottolengui, 22-VIII-1888, Lake Nipigon, Ontario, in American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). (1)
Season
The flight period is June to September. (5)
Food
Eichlin & Cunningham (1978) reported the host plant is unknown. (3)
See Also
Syngrapha octoscripta is larger with a forewing length of about 20 mm.
Print References
Eichlin, T.D. & H.B. Cunningham, 1978. The Plusiinae (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae) of America north of Mexico, emphasizing genitalic and larval morphology. United States Department of Agriculture, 1567: p. 38; fig. 199; map 18. (3)
Lafontaine, J.D. & R.W. Poole, 1991. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 25.1. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 101; pl. 3.1-2. (6)
Ottolengui, R., 1902. Plusia and allied genera with descriptions of new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 10 : 69, pl. 8, fig. 9.
Works Cited
1.Plusia and allied genera with descriptions of new species
R. Ottolengui. 1902. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 10(2): 57-77.
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.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.
4.Assessment of species diversity in the Atlantic Maritime Ecozone
McAlpine D.F., Smith I.M. (eds.). 2010. Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press). 785 pp.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.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.
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems