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Genus Lascoria

Ambiguous Moth - Hodges#8393 - Lascoria ambigualis - female Moth at the bug light - Lascoria ambigualis Lep egg on rust spores, lateral - Lascoria ambigualis Herminiinae (Litter Moth), Ambiguous Moth - Lascoria ambigualis Herminiinae? - Lascoria ambigualis - female Ambiguous Moth - Lascoria ambigualis - female Lascoria ambigualis - male Ambiguous Moth - Lascoria ambigualis
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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)
Genus Lascoria
4 species in North America (
1 species in Canada [L. ambigualis] (CBIF)
represented from south-central Canada (Ontario, Quebec) through the US to Central America
Adults show sexual dimorphism in forewing shape: males have a notch in the distal edge of the wing (lacking in females).
Internet References
pinned adult image of male L. ambigualis (CBIF)
pinned adult image - split to show male and female features of L. orneodalis (Matthew Barnes, Moths of Jamaica)