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Genus Sericaglaea

Variable Sallow - Sericaglaea signata Variable Sallow - Sericaglaea signata Variable Sallow - Hodges #9941 (Sericaglaea signata) - Sericaglaea signata Brown moth with dark marks - Sericaglaea signata Variable Sallow  - Sericaglaea signata Sallow moth with distinctive outer border - Sericaglaea signata Sericaglaea signata (Variable Sallow) - Sericaglaea signata Variable Sallow - Sericaglaea signata
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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Xylenini
Subtribe Xylenina
Genus Sericaglaea
Numbers
2 species in North America listed at All-Leps
Size
wingspan 35-43 mm (1)
Identification
Adult of S. signata: forewing color varies widely: light to dark brown, sometimes reddish-brown with purplish gloss in fresh specimens; some have heavy black shading inside irregular subterminal line, with conspicuously paler area outside ST line; veins and lines usually paler brown, obscure; sharp bluish-black spot in lower half of reniform spot; hindwing brown, grayish-brown toward outer margin (1)
Range
Connecticut to Florida, west to Missouri and Texas (1)
Season
adults of S. signata fly from October to May
Food
larvae feed on leaves of basswood, cherry, oak
Life Cycle
one generation per year; overwinters as an adult
Remarks
Only 1 species is included in Sericaglaea at Butterflies and Moths of the World. The other species listed at All-Leps (adulta) has no photos or other references on the Internet.
See Also
other species in the tribe Xylenini - see photos by Jim Vargo at MPG in Internet References link below
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - Pinned & live adult images of S. signata
pinned adult image of S. signata and collection site map (All-Leps)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.