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Species Pseudohermonassa bicarnea - Pink-spotted Dart Moth - Hodges#10950

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Noctuini
Subtribe Noctuina
Genus Pseudohermonassa
Species bicarnea (Pink-spotted Dart Moth - Hodges#10950)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pseudohermonassa bicarnea (Guenée, 1852)
Xestia bicarnea (Guenée, 1852)
Graphiphora bicarnea (Guenée, 1852)
Noctua bicarnea Guenée, 1852
Phylogenetic sequence # 933629
Explanation of Names
BICARNEA: from the Latin "bi" (two) + "carnis" (flesh); refers to the two pinkish spots on the forewing, suggestive of raw meat or exposed flesh
Wingspan 32-43 mm.
Adult: forewing dark purplish-brown with pinkish-orange blotches near base and at top of PM line; lines double, black; orbicular spot angled, open toward costa, interrupting black bar from AM line to reniform spot; hindwing grayish-brown, darker at outer margin.
[description by Charles Covell]
Newfoundland to North Carolina, west to Minnesota and Saskatchewan
The flight period is June to October. (1)
The larvae feed on many plants, including birch, clover, and maple.
Print References
Guenée, 1852. Noctuidae 1: 329, 546.
Lafontaine, J.D., 1998. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.3. : p. 179; pl. 5.1. (2)
Walker, F., 1903. Noctuidae. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum, 10: 400.