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Species Macrochilo orciferalis - Bronzy Macrochilo - Hodges#8360

Macrochilo orciferalis  - Macrochilo orciferalis Poss Bronzy Macrochilo? - Macrochilo orciferalis Bronzy Macrochilo - Macrochilo orciferalis Moth - Macrochilo orciferalis - male Macrochilo orciferalis Bronzy Macrochilo - Macrochilo orciferalis Macrochilo orciferalis Macrochilo orciferalis - female
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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 orciferalis (Bronzy Macrochilo - Hodges#8360)
Hodges Number
eastern two-thirds of United States and adjacent parts of Canada (from Nova Scotia to Saskatchewan)
On Block Island, RI, the species is strongly associated with dune habitats.(1)
On Block Island, RI, the species is bivoltine, with adults flying mainly in June and August. Adults have been recorded there from late May through mid-September.(1)
Can be reared on blueberry, grasses or dead grass(2)
Life Cycle
Internet References
live adult images and dates (Larry Line, Maryland)
live adult images plus dates and common name reference (Bob Patterson, Moth Photographers Group)
Works Cited
1.Block Island Moths
2.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.