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Species Cucullia intermedia - Intermediate Hooded Owlet - Hodges#10194

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Cuculliinae
Genus Cucullia (Hooded Owlets)
Species intermedia (Intermediate Hooded Owlet - Hodges#10194)
Hodges Number
10194
Other Common Names
Intermediate Cucullia
Dusky Hooded Owlet
Numbers
the most common and widespread species of forest-inhabiting Cucullia
Size
wingspan 48 mm
Identification
forewing elongate, medium gray thoroughly steaked with slightly lighter gray and thin black lines along veins but no other conspicuous markings
hindwing grayish-brown, darker toward the margins, and with white fringe
Range
coast to coast across southern Canada and northern United States, south in the west to California
Habitat
deciduous and mixed woodlands
Season
adults fly from May to October
Food
larvae feed on leaves of birch, poplar, willow and other trees and shrubs, plus flowers of wild lettuce (Lactucus spp.) and other members of the daisy family (Asteraceae)
Life Cycle
two generations per year
See Also
head pointed anteriorly like other Cucullia species; compare images of two other gray-winged species in the east, and five additional gray-winged species in the west
Internet References
live adult images plus description and other info (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
pinned adult image plus common name reference, description, and other info (Gerald Fauske, Moths of North Dakota)
pinned adult image plus description and other info (Jeff Miller, Macromoths of Northwest Forests, USGS)
pinned adult image (G.G. Anweiler, U. of Alberta)