Autographa ampla

Autographa ampla, also known variously as the large looper moth, raspberry looper, brown-patched looper or broken-banded Y, is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found from Newfoundland west to the Alaska panhandle, south to central California, Arizona and New Mexico in the west and North Carolina in the east.

Autographa ampla
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Autographa
A. ampla
Binomial name
Autographa ampla
Walker, 1858
  • Plusia ampla
  • Plusia alterna

The wingspan is 38–42 mm. Adults are on wing from June to August depending on the location. There is one generation per year.

The larvae feed on various trees and shrubs. They prefer willow and poplar, but have also been recorded on alder, birch, blueberry, Shepherdia canadensis, cherry, elder, raspberry, Amelanchier species, stinging nettle and Viburnum species

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