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Species Amolita fessa - Feeble Grass Moth - Hodges#9818

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Scolecocampinae
Genus Amolita
Species fessa (Feeble Grass Moth - Hodges#9818)
Hodges Number
9818
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Amolita fessa Grote, 1874
* Phylogenetic sequence #931060.
Numbers
Six Amolita species occur in America north of Mexico.(1)
Size
Wingspan about 22 mm.
Identification
Forewing whitish to pale brown and sprinkled with brown specks; the reniform and orbicular spots are each represented by a small black dot; a dark brown line runs from the wing base past the dots, then curves gently outward until reaching the apex; another shorter line begins midway along the inner edge and follows the longer line almost to the outer edge of the wing; the terminal line is composed of several black dots
hindwing white except for a terminal line of several black dots.
Range
Eastern North America.
Bug Guide - range map with monthly record of photos submitted to the guide.
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Season
Most records are from March to September; year round in Florida.
Food
Larvae feed on grasses.
See Also

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Amolita sentalis - pinned photo at Moth Photographers Group
Print References
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. p. 39.(1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - collection map and photos of pinned adults.
live adult image (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
pinned adult image (John Glaser, Maryland)
pinned adult image (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
Works Cited
1.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 .