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Species Caenurgina crassiuscula - Clover Looper - Hodges#8738

Clover Looper - Caenurgina crassiuscula Clover Looper (Caernugina crassiuscula) - Caenurgina crassiuscula Moth - Caenurgina crassiuscula Caenurgina crassiuscula (Clover Looper) - Caenurgina crassiuscula Noctuidae sp ? - Caenurgina crassiuscula Tiger? - Caenurgina crassiuscula Caenurgina crassiuscula - Clover Looper - Caenurgina crassiuscula Caenurgina crassiuscula
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Euclidiini
Genus Caenurgina
Species crassiuscula (Clover Looper - Hodges#8738)
Hodges Number
wingspan 30-40 mm; female larger than male
The following loosely applies to the 2 mentioned species. There is just too much variability for these descriptions to be valid much of the time.
Adult: The dark AM band touches the inner margin of the forewing; [whereas in Caenurgina erechtea, the dark AM band does NOT touch the inner margin].

Scales brushed from terminal end of abdomen in males of C. erechtea and C. crassiuscula
coast to coast in United States and adjacent parts of Canada; in the west to Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Alaska
fields, roadsides, waste places; adults are active day and night, and are attracted to light
adults fly from March to November
larvae feed on clover, grasses, and lupines
Due to the similarity in spelling, the genus Caenurgina is sometimes confused with Caenurgia, a genus in the same subfamily and tribe as Caenurgina.
See Also
In Forage Looper (Caenurgina erechtea) the dark AM band on the forewing does not touch the inner margin.