Dysgonia algira

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Dysgonia algira
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Dysgonia
Species: D. algira
Binomial name
Dysgonia algira
(Linnaeus, 1767)
Synonyms
  • Phalaena algira Linnaeus, 1767
  • Noctua triangularis Hübner, [1803]
  • Ophiusa albivitta Guenée, 1852
  • Ophiusa festina Walker, 1858
  • Ophiusa olympia Swinhoe, 1885
  • Grammodes algira var. europa Schawerda, 1912
  • Grammodes algira f. defecta Stauder, 1923
  • Parallelia algira sinica Bryk, 1949
  • Dysgonia achatina Sulzer, 1776
  • Dysgonia defecta (Stauder, 1923)

Dysgonia algira (also known as The Passenger) is a species of moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in Europe (but primarily in Southern Europe), North Africa and the Near East. The wingspan is 40–46 mm. The moth flies from May to August depending on the location. The larvae feed on Rubus and Willow.

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