Species Details

Agrotis ruta

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SeasonalityJuly. IdentificationA medium-sized (4.0 - 4.6 cm. wingspan) light brown to purple-grey moth with dark markings. Veins in median area whitish. Lines single, black. AM line broken and dentate, when visible below anal vein, looping far out. PM line a row of spots, ST of blackish wedges. Spots normal, black outlined, the orbicular sometimes and reniform usually filled.with dark scales. Claviform a short black bar, long loop or wedge. Hindwings pale brown. Antennae subpectinate on one side of shaft, serrate on other. Sexes similar.

Scientific Name Agrotis ruta Habitat Boreal forest and wet shrubby tundra. Seasonality July. Identification
A medium-sized (4.0 - 4.6 cm. wingspan) light brown to purple-grey moth with dark markings. Veins in median area whitish. Lines single, black. AM line broken and dentate, when visible below anal vein, looping far…
A medium-sized (4.0 - 4.6 cm. wingspan) light brown to purple-grey moth with dark markings. Veins in median area whitish. Lines single, black. AM line broken and dentate, when visible below anal vein, looping far out. PM line a row of spots, ST of blackish wedges. Spots normal, black outlined, the orbicular sometimes and reniform usually filled.with dark scales. Claviform a short black bar, long loop or wedge. Hindwings pale brown. Antennae subpectinate on one side of shaft, serrate on other. Sexes similar.
Conservation Local and rarely collected. Diet Info unknown. Range
Holarctic. In North America it has a northern distribution, occurring from AK and YT to Labrador; south to Northern MB and BC, and in the Rocky Mountains to southern AB. In Alberta it has been collected in the…
Holarctic. In North America it has a northern distribution, occurring from AK and YT to Labrador; south to Northern MB and BC, and in the Rocky Mountains to southern AB. In Alberta it has been collected in the mountains from just north of Calgary to the Grande Cache area.
Notes Kononenko et al (1989) state that Agrotis patula is the same species as Palearctic A. ruta. The boreal/arctic distribution is ratherunusual for an .

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"Species Details - Agrotis ruta, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6124. Accessed 04 Jul. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Noctuinae Genus Agrotis Species Agrotis ruta
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