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Species Macrochilo bivittata - Two-striped Owlet Moth - Hodges#8359

Moth - Macrochilo bivittata Erebidae: Macrochilo bivittata - Macrochilo bivittata Two-stripped Owlet Moth - Macrochilo bivittata owlet - Macrochilo bivittata Two-striped Owlet  - Macrochilo bivittata Two-striped Owlet Moth - Hodges#8359 - Macrochilo bivittata Macrochilo bivittata - male 8359 Two-striped Owlet (Macrochilo bivittata) - Macrochilo bivittata
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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 Macrochilo
Species bivittata (Two-striped Owlet Moth - Hodges#8359)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
BIVITTATA: bi (two) + vitta (band; ribbon) - refers to the two dark bands or stripes on the forewing
eastern two-thirds of US and adjacent parts of Canada (from New Brunswick to Alberta)
Rare throughout its US range and a species of Special Concern in several states; its status in Ontario is unknown but presumably uncommon to rare.
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