Samiksha Jaiswal

Magusa orbifera

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Noctuidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Magusa
Magusa orbifera
Similar  Callopistria floridensis, Paectes, Spodoptera latifascia, Melipotis, Elaphria

Magusa orbifera is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found from southern Florida through the Florida Keys to the Caribbean. The species is commonly known as Orbed Narrow-wing, but this name may also be applied to Magusa divaricata, which was treated as a synonym until recently.

The wingspan is 34 mm. Adults are on wing year-round.

The larvae feed on Krugiodendron ferreum and Karwinskia humboldtiana.

Taxonomy

Magusa divaricata was previously treated as a synonym of Magusa orbifera, but was recently reinstated as a valid species.

References

Magusa orbifera Wikipedia


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