Species Details

Agrotis daedalus

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IdentificationA medium size moth with streaky forewings. The ground color is orange-brown and buff, overlaid with dark brown and black longitudinal streaks along the veins. The costa and veins are dusted and lined with paler scales. The dark orbicular mark in an elongated streak, the reniform a dark blotch, and the claviform is long and partially filled with lighter scales. There is a broad diffuse dark subterminal line. The hindwings are dark grey to black with a pale fringe. The streaky appearance and early spring flight period will separate it from similar species.

Scientific Name Agrotis daedalus Identification
A medium size moth with streaky forewings. The ground color is orange-brown and buff, overlaid with dark brown and black longitudinal streaks along the veins. The costa and veins are dusted and lined with paler…
A medium size moth with streaky forewings. The ground color is orange-brown and buff, overlaid with dark brown and black longitudinal streaks along the veins. The costa and veins are dusted and lined with paler scales. The dark orbicular mark in an elongated streak, the reniform a dark blotch, and the claviform is long and partially filled with lighter scales. There is a broad diffuse dark subterminal line. The hindwings are dark grey to black with a pale fringe. The streaky appearance and early spring flight period will separate it from similar species.
Life History Very poorly known. The immature stages are unknown. There is a single annual brood with adults in the spring. Conservation This is a rather rare and local species of the native arid grasslands region. Range
It is distributed mainly throughout the Great Plains, from west Texas, New Mexico and Arizona west to northern Nevada north to southern Alberta and south central Saskatchewan. In Alberta is has been collected from the…
It is distributed mainly throughout the Great Plains, from west Texas, New Mexico and Arizona west to northern Nevada north to southern Alberta and south central Saskatchewan. In Alberta is has been collected from the lower Red Deer River (Dinosaur Provincial Park) and Lethbridge area south.

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"Agrotis daedalus, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-5292. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Noctuinae Genus Agrotis Species Agrotis daedalus
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum