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Species Autographa labrosa - Hodges#8920

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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 labrosa (Autographa labrosa - Hodges#8920)
Hodges Number
8920
Identification
Similar to Autographa corusca. The species overlap only in Mendocino county, California, where they can be difficult to distinguish. A. corusca generally has a more mottled appearance. The two species can normally be separated by range. (A. corusca occurs from Mendocino county northward to British Columbia, and A. labrosa occurs from Mendocino county southward to San Francisco.)
Range
This species has a very restricted range. It replaces Autographa corusca along the California coast from Mendocino county southward to the San Francisco Bay area.
Food
Figwort (Scrophularia californica)