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Subfamily Herminiinae - Litter Moths

Small Brown Moth - Lascoria ambigualis - male Unidentified Moth - Zanclognatha pedipilalis Moth failing to hide - Chytolita morbidalis Dark-banded Owlet - Phalaenophana pyramusalis Lascoria ambigualis moth - Bleptina caradrinalis Zanclognatha atrilineella erebid 1 - Chytolita morbidalis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly placed in family Noctuidae.
Explanation of Names
Herminiinae from the type genus Herminia (Latreille). The gens Herminia was an ancient patrician house at Rome. (1)
Food
"A wide range of organic matter that includes living foliage, epiphytic growth, senescent leaves, flowers, and fruit as well as fallen leaves." (2)
See Also
Some species in subfamily Phytometrinae are similar, e.g.:

Some species in Tetanolita are similar to some species of Renia. See Print References below which contains descriptions of both genera. The third labial palpi segment is much shorter than the second in Renia.
Print References
Lafontaine J.D., and B.C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. (3)
Smith, J. B., 1895. Contributions Toward A Monograph Of The Insects Of The Lepidopterous Family Noctuidae Of Boreal North America. A Revision Of The Deltoid Moths. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. 48 (4)
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
2.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.
3.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
4.Contributions toward a monograph of the insects of the Lepidopterous family Noctuidae of boreal North America a ...
John B. Smith. 1895. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 48: 1-129.