Actebia fennica

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Actebia fennica
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Actebia
Species: A. fennica
Binomial name
Actebia fennica
(Tauscher, 1806)
  • Noctua fennica
  • Actebia tauscheri
  • Actebia intracta
  • Actebia eversmanni
  • Actebia unicolor

Actebia fennica (black army cutworm or Eversmann's rustic) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It has a holarctic distribution from Newfoundland through western Europe, Siberia, the Far East, Mongolia, Northern China to Korea and Japan. In North America it is mainly found in the boreal region, south to New England, southern Montana and northern Oregon.

The wingspan is 39–42 mm. Adults are on wing from July to September depending on the location. There is one generation per year.

The larvae feed on Elymus arenarius, Rumex species (including Rumex acetosella), Atriplex species, Minuartia pebloides, Lathyrus maritimus, Salix species and Vaccinium uliginosum.

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