Amphipoea americana

Amphipoea americana

The American ear moth is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found from coast to coast in the northern United States and southern Canada, it is also present in the Northwest Territories, south in the west to California, south in the east to Georgia

The wingspan is 28–35 mm. Adults are on wing from July to September depending on the location.

The larvae feed on grasses, sedges and sometimes on the roots of corn.
Amphipoea americana Amphipoea americana nectaring on Goldenrod (Solidago sp). Amphipoea americana,Geotagged,Summer,United States

Naming

*''Amphipoea americana americana''
⤷ ''Amphipoea americana pacifica''

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyNoctuidae
GenusAmphipoea
SpeciesA. americana