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Species Protogygia biclavis - Hodges#10899

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 Agrotina
Genus Protogygia
Species biclavis (Protogygia biclavis - Hodges#10899)
Hodges Number
10899
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Protogygia biclavis (Grote(1), 1879)
Agrotis biclavis Grote, 1879
Phylogenetic sequence # 933305
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 16 species of the genus Protogygia in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Wingspan averages 30-32 mm.
Grote (1879) listed a wingspan of 32 mm.
Identification
Grote (1879) original description as Agrotis biclavis is available online in print references.
Range
California to Utah and New Mexico. (3), (4),(5), (6)
Holotype from "Nevada", collected by Mr. Hy Edwards, #7168 in BNMH, London. (7)
Season
The main flight period appears to be February to June. (6)
See Also
Protogygia whitesandsensis has the dark streak from the basal area extending beyond the median area compared to ending in the antemedial area in P. biclavis. (8)
Metzler et al. (2009) has photo comparison in PDF. (8)
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1879. Art. XIII. - On Lithophane and new Noctuidae. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories. Department of the Interior, 206.
Lafontaine, J.D., 2004. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.1. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 197; pl. 1, figs 39-40. (9)
Metzler, E., Bustos, D. & G. Forbes, 2009. The Lepidoptera of White Sands National Monument, Otero County, New Mexico, USA 1. Two new species of Noctuidae (Lepidoptera, Noctuinae, Agrotini). ZooKeys 9: Special issue: 55; fig. 16. (8)