PROCEEDINGS OF THE Entomological Society of Washington Vol. 69 JUNE 1967 No. 2 TWO NEW SPECIES OF NOCTUIDS ( Lepidoptera, Noctuii>ae, Noctuinae)^ John G. Fkanclemont Department of Entomology Cornell University Ithaca, New York 14850 The species of Ahagrotis described here was set aside as new in the fall of 1960. Sometime later, Mr. John S. Buckett of the University of California, Davis, indicated that he intended to revise the genus Ahagrotis. We agreed that I would publish the description of the new species from Madera Canyon, Arizona. A grant (No. 303-Johnson Fund) from the American Philosophical Society made possible the collecting in Madera Canyon during the summer of 1960, and' a grant ( No. 3339-Penrose Fund ) also from the American Philosophical Society made possible the collecting in Madera Canyon during the spring of 1963. This assistance is gratefully ac-knowledged. The drawings are by Mrs. Margaret A. Menadue. Abagrotis alanipeta, n. sp. A dark, rather obscurely marked species, with the male genitalia somewhat similar to alcandola Smith, 1908, p. 288 ( = tristis Barnes and McDunnough, 1912, p. 8, pi. 1, fig. 17), but easily separated by its simple antennae; those of the male of alcandola are serrate. Description: Male with head, thorax, and forewings above deep fuscous or brownish black, the scales pale tipped, giving a frosted appearance. Palpi with first and second segments, except apex of second, black; a broad black band from behind eye to base of forewing, a small triangular black patch in front of eye; the overall effect, a black band beginning on the palpi and ending at the base of the forewing. Patagia with a line of pale, whitish scales on the dorsal margin, a second line of pale scales about one-third below dorsal margin, immediately below this a band of black scales; anterior tuft of thorax low, apex black and a narrow band of black scales below this. Forewing with the markings somewhat indistinct; basal half -line pale with dark marginal lines; antemedial line pale with dark marginal lines, irregularly crenulate, outwardly oblique from costal margin to inner margin; postmedial line pale with dark marginal lines, slightly and irregu-^ Immediate publication secured by full payment of page charges — Editor.