Noctuidae - Psaphidinae - Grotellini




Grotella olivacea Barnes and McDunnough 1911

Grotella olivacea Barnes and McDunnough, 1911, Jour. New York Ent. Soc., 19: 152.

Diagnosis: Grotella olivacea, although a nondescript species, is easily separated from other species of the genus. The forewing is an olive-yellow hue and the hindwings are basically the same color as the forewings. The forewing lines are not strong, but distinct. More importantly the lines are complete, not broken up into separate spots or dots. The oribicular is absent and the reniform consists of a small dark dot with a vertical light line above it.

Wing length: mean = 9.35 mm, standard deviation = 0.21 mm, n = 10.

Distribution: Grotella olivacea occurs from the Big Bend region of southwestern Texas westward across southern and central New Mexico, to southeastern Arizona.

Identification Quality: Excellent

Larva: Unknown

Foodplants: Unknown

Grotella olivacea

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