New York Natural Heritage Program
Coastal Heathland Cutworm
Abagrotis nefascia benjamini Franclemont
Kingdom: Animalia

      Phylum: Mandibulates (Mandibulata)

           Class: Insects (Insecta)

                Order: Butterflies, Skippers, and Moths (Lepidoptera)

                     Family: Owlet Moths (Noctuidae)

Synonyms [-]
  • Abagrotis crumbi benjamini

Comments on the Classification [-]
This fairly minor and extremely disjunct eastern subspecies has been reported from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. It may be a distinct species. The species Abagrotis crumbi crumbi is western and widespread, occurring from Colorado to Washington.