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Species Agrotis gladiaria - Swordsman Dart - Hodges#10648

Swordsman Dart - Agrotis gladiaria 933515 – 10648 – Agrotis gladiaria – Swordsman Dart Moth - Agrotis gladiaria Agrotis gladiaria Swordsman Dart?  - Agrotis gladiaria - male Unknown moth species  - Agrotis gladiaria Agrotis gladiaria - male Agrotis gladiaria? - Agrotis gladiaria Agrotis gladiaria
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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Noctuini
Subtribe Agrotina
Genus Agrotis
Species gladiaria (Swordsman Dart - Hodges#10648)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Clay-backed Cutworm Moth
Length of FW 13 - 16mm
Eastern half or two-thirds of US and adjacent parts of eastern Canada, except New Brunswick; absent west of Ontario (CBIF)
Fly September to October, depending on the location.
According to Covell the larvae "the Clay-backed Cutworm eats many wild and cultivated plants, such as beans, berries, corn, and tobacco."
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