Taxon profile


Dark Sword-grass
Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths »  family Noctuidae - owlet moths »  genus Agrotis - cutworm

Scientific synonyms

Phalaena ipsilon Hufnagel, 1766
Noctua aneituma Walker, 1865
Agrotis aureolum Schaus, 1898
Agrotis bipars Walker, 1857
Agrotis frivola Wallengren, 1860
Phalaena idonea Cramer, 1780
Phalaena (Bombyx) idonea Cramer, 1780
Agrotis pepoli Bertolini, 1874
Phalaena spiniferus Villers, 1789
Phalaena (Bombyx) spiniferus Villers, 1789

Other names

= Black Cutworm
= Dark Sword Grass
= Kerr's Agrotis Noctuid Moth


Taxon in country check-lists*

* List of countries might not be complete

Links and literature

CZ EN Laštůvka Z., Liška J.: Checklist of Lepidoptera of the Czech Republic [] [as Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766)]
Data retrieved on: 28 February 2009
EN Pest Information Wiki [Agrotis_ipsilon]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766)]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [448502]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Australian Faunal Directory [ecded20e-4d3f-437f-b692-22508d2a5fbd]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766)]
Data retrieved on: 7 February 2014

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