|Common name: Barnes' climbing cutworm
Hodges #: 11027 as Abagrotis barnesi.
Identification: Rfw 17.28 mm; ground color gray, st area paler,
reniform darker with lower portion fuscous. Hws fuscous with
purplish reflections in fresh specimens. Labial palpus 2nd segment
with apical tuft; palpus laterally blackish. Pro-tibiae without
sclerotized setae. Abdomen flattened.
Similar species: 10731,
11029, 11041, and
Distribution: Western North Ameriica from southern Canada to
Mexico, eastward in the north to western New York.
Hosts: Larvae have been reported from Malus pumila-- apple,
Prunus persica-- peach, Prunus serotina cherry,
Amalanchier-- serviceberry and Acer negundo-- boxelder (Crumb
Note: prior to 1998, this species was known as A. barnesi in
the eastern portion of its range.
SD Minnehaha Co. Sioux Falls. G. Fauske.