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Species Agrotis gladiaria - Swordsman Dart - Hodges#10648

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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Noctuini
Subtribe Agrotina
Genus Agrotis
Species gladiaria (Swordsman Dart - Hodges#10648)
Hodges Number
10648
Other Common Names
Clay-backed Cutworm Moth
Size
Length of FW 13 - 16mm
Range
Eastern half or two-thirds of US and adjacent parts of eastern Canada, except New Brunswick; absent west of Ontario (CBIF)
Season
Fly September to October, depending on the location.
Food
According to Covell the larvae "the Clay-backed Cutworm eats many wild and cultivated plants, such as beans, berries, corn, and tobacco."
Internet References
live adult image (Larry Line)
pinned adult image (dallasbutterflies.com)