Agrotis orthogonia

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Agrotis orthogonia
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Agrotis
Species: A. orthogonia
Binomial name
Agrotis orthogonia
Morrison, 1876
  • Agrotis orthogonoides McDunnough, 1946

The Pale Western Cutworm (Agrotis orthogonia) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in North America,[1] more specifically dry, semi-desert areas of western North America from southern Canada to California, ranging eastward nearly to the eastern edge of the Great Plains.

The wingspan is about 34 mm.

The larvae feed on various forbs and grasses. The species is occasionally of economic importance on winter wheat and small grains. It has also been reported from corn and sugar beets.


  • Agrotis orthogonia delorata
  • Agrotis orthogonia duae


  1. ^ Markku Savela (November 5, 2008). "Agrotis genus". Retrieved 2009-03-13. 

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