Psammopolia wyatti

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Psammopolia wyatti
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Scientific classification
P. wyatti
Binomial name
Psammopolia wyatti
  • Polia wyatti (Barnes & Benjamin, 1926)
  • Lasionycta wyatti (McDunnough, 1938)

Psammopolia wyatti is a moth of the family Noctuidae first described by William Barnes and Foster Hendrickson Benjamin in 1926. It occurs in western North America from southern Oregon to the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia.[1] The moth has been included in both 1983 and 2010 MONA indices.[2]

Adults fly over sand beaches, are nocturnal, and come to light.

Adults are on wing from late May to early September.

The larvae feed on Polygonum paronychia, Abronia latifolia, Tanacetum camphoratum and grass.


  1. ^ a b c Pohl GR, Cannings RA, Landry JF, Holden DG, Scudder GE (2015). "Section 3. Macromoths, 70. Noctuidae (owlet moths)". Checklist of the Lepidoptera of British Columbia, Canada. Entomological Society of British Columbia Occasional Paper No. 3. pp. 150, 158, 168. ISBN 978-1-4834-3519-0 – via Internet Archive.
  2. ^ Lafontaine JD, Schmidt BC (2010). "Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico" (PDF). ZooKeys. Pensoft. 40: 1–239.

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