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Species Agrotis vetusta - Old Man Dart - Hodges#10641

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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 vetusta (Old Man Dart - Hodges#10641)
Hodges Number
10641
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Agrotis vetusta (Walker, 1856)
Size
FWL ≈ 15-21 mm (1)
WS ≈ 35-42mm
Identification
Adult: FW light powder- grey or grey-brown, with a dark reniform spot. PM is a series of black dots. Terminal line is a series of black dots. HW and abdomen white. Antennae simple and sexes similar.
Larva: Gray with longitudinal darker subdorsal lines. The head is pale orange with a number of dark dorsal spots.(1)
Range
Widespread in North America; coast to coast in Canada, north to Yukon and Northwest Territories.
Habitat
Sandy soils.(1)
Season
Adults fly from late July to mid October.(1)
Food
Larvae feed on broadleaf herbaceous plants in at least 13 families.(1)
See Also
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live & pinned adults
BOLD Systems - pinned images of DNA supported specimens
live adult image (Steve Walter)
pinned adult image (U. of Arizona)
pinned adult images (Bo Sullivan, Dalton State College)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.