Caenurgina erechtea

Forage Looper
Male
Female
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Caenurgina
Species: C. erechtea
Binomial name
Caenurgina erechtea
(Cramer, 1780)

The Forage Looper or Common Grass Moth (Caenurgina erechtea) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found from coast to coast in the United States and adjacent parts of Canada. It is not found in Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories.

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The wingspan is 30–42 mm. Adults are on wing from March to November depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Ambrosia trifida and various species of clover, grass, and alfalfa.

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