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Species Nola cilicoides - Blurry-patched Nola Moth - Hodges#8990

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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 Nolidae (Nolid Moths)
Subfamily Nolinae
Genus Nola
Species cilicoides (Blurry-patched Nola Moth - Hodges#8990)
Hodges Number
8990
Size
wingspan 17-18 mm
Identification
forewing white with a large dark patch halfway along the costa, the patch often containing reflective dark blue scales; a lighter grayish or brownish band continues from the patch to the inner margin, the postmedial line forming the distal margin of the band; antemedial line pale and indistinct; three equally-spaced tufts of scales present along basal half of costa; subterminal area may or may not contain light brownish or grayish arcs
hindwing pale dirty gray, shading to white near the inner margin and basal area
Range
eastern North America
Habitat
presumably damp open areas or moist wood edges where the foodplant grows; adults attracted to artificial light
Season
adults fly from June to August
Food
larvae feed on the leaves of Fringed Loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)
Internet References
live adult images plus description and other info (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
pinned adult image (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
common name reference (Waskasoo Park, Red Deer, Alberta)