Agrotis

Heart and dart Agrotis exclamationis, copyright Entomart.

Belongs within: Agrotini.

Agrotis, cutworms, is a genus of moths with ground-dwelling larvae that feed on plants from the base.

Characters (from Hampson 1892): Eyes naked and without lashes. Proboscis well developed. Palpi obliquely porrect, with second segment evenly scaled and third segment prominent. Thorax and abdomen without tufts. Abdomen somewhat flattened. Tibia very strongly spined. Fore wings with non-crenulate outer margin. Hind wings with veins 3 and 4 from cell.

Agrotis Ochsenheimer 1816 [incl. Lycophorus Staudinger 1901, Powellinia Oberthür 1912]FL05
|--A. candelarumF92
|--A. c-nigrumF92
|--A. crinigeraSS96
|--A. cursoriaF92
|--A. exclamationisV09
|--A. hispidula Gn. 1852 [incl. A. bicolor Mab. 1885–1888, Noctua flavicosta Wallengr. 1860–1861]B90
|--A. infusaG84
|--A. islandica [incl. A. islandica var. rossica]P01
|--A. lycarumP01
|--A. malefidaH01
|--A. mundaG84
|--A. nigricansF92
|--A. obeliscaF92
|--A. occultaF92
|--A. praecoxF92
|--A. prasinaP01
|--A. putrisP01
|--A. sauciaL49
|--A. segetumF92
|--A. vestigialisF92
`--A. ypsilonC90
|--A. y. ypsilonM83
`--A. y. anietumaM83

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[B90] Berg, C. 1890. Observations suivantes. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France, 6e série 9: ccxl–ccxli.

[C90] Crawford, C. S. 1990. Scorpiones, Solifugae, and associated desert taxa. In: Dindal, D. L. (ed.) Soil Biology Guide pp. 421–475. John Wiley & Sones: New York.

[F92] Fan Z. 1992. Key to the Common Flies of China 2nd ed. Science Press: Beijing.

[FL05] Fibiger, M., & J. D. Lafontaine. 2005. A review of the higher classification of the Noctuoidea (Lepidoptera) with special reference to the Holarctic fauna. Esperiana 11: 7–92.

[G84] Gauld, I. D. 1984. An Introduction to the Ichneumonidae of Australia. British Museum (Natural History).

[H01] Hampson, G. F. 1901. The Lepidoptera-Phalaenae of the Bahamas. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 7, 7: 246–261.

[L49] Lucas, H. 1849. Exploration Scientifique de l’Algérie pendant les années 1840, 1841, 1842 publiée par ordre du gouvernement et avec le concours d’une commission académique. Sciences physiques. Zoologie. II. Histoire naturelle des animaux articulés. Troisième partie. Insectes (suite). Imprimerie Nationale: Paris.

[M83] Martin, N. A. 1983. Miscellaneous observations on a pasture fauna: an annotated species list. DSIR Entomology Division Report 3: 1–98.

[P01] Pável, J. 1901. Lepkék [Lepidopteren]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol. 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 171–177. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

[SS96] Simberloff, D., & P. Stilling. 1996. How risky is biological control? Ecology 77 (7): 1965–1974.

[V09] Verdcourt, B. (ed.) 2009. Additions to the wild fauna and flora of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. XXVI. Miscellaneous records. Kew Bulletin 64 (1): 183–194.

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