Mamestra configurata

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Mamestra configurata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Mamestra
Species: M. configurata
Binomial name
Mamestra configurata
Walker, 1856[1]
Synonyms
  • Copimamestra occidenta Grote, 1883
  • Mamestra occidenta

Mamestra configurata, the Bertha armyworm, is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in the western part of the North America (including Alberta, British Columbia, Washington, New Mexico, California[2]) and Mexico.

Adults are grey black with a silvery-whitish kidney shaped spot and fringe on each forewing.

The larvae feed on canola. First feeding on the leaves, but later also feeding on the pods. Full-grown larvae drop to the ground in mid to late August to pupate.[3]

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