Argyrostrotis deleta Guenee, 1852
A noctuid moth
NatureServe Global Rank: G4G5
Virginia State Rank: S1S3
VA DGIF Tier: None
Federal Legal Status: None
Virginia Legal Status: None
Description: Argyrostrotis deleta is a medium-sized moth, about 20 ? 24mm. It is mainly brown with some purple shading primarily on the front wing. There are darker brown am and pm lines, usually with lighter brown shading adjacent, and the purplish coloration is more of a base color. The lightest shades are towards the outside edges of the front wings. The hind wing is a uniform brown with a lighter fringe.
Similar species: The combination of coloration and wavy am and pm lines distinguish this species from others in the area.
North American Range: This species is mainly a coastal plain species, found from Virginia south to Florida and west to Louisiana. There are documented occurrences in Isle of Wight and Suffolk counties in Virginia.
VA Observations by Locality: No Known Recorded Observations
Flight season and broods: Presently unknown
Habitat and Food Plants: Presently unknown
Behavior and Ecology: Presently unknown
Population trend and potential threats: Populations should be monitored and habitats preserved. Habitat destruction is likely a threat to this species.
Management practices: None yet.
References: Moth Photographers Group at the Mississippi Entomological Museum at Mississippi State University. Web application at: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/large_map.php?hodges=8763 Accessed: 11Apr2013
Snyder, J. South Carolina Moths Searchable Checklist. http://facweb.furman.edu/~snyderjohn/sc-moths/ Accessed: 11Apr/2013
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Natural Heritage Program, 600 E. Main St., 24th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219
This atlas was compiled
by the VA Natural Heritage Program with funds provided by the VA Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries through a state wildlife grant
from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Last Modified: Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 10:12:03 PM