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Species Allotria elonympha - False Underwing - Hodges#8721

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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 Erebinae
Tribe Omopterini
Genus Allotria
Species elonympha (False Underwing - Hodges#8721)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Allotria elonympha (Hübner, 1818)
Ephesia elonympha Hübner, 1818
Ctaocala elonympha (1)
Wingspan 33-44 mm.
Hindwing has even black border. Forewing variable, gray to very dark. There is a small, black orbicular spot--not always visible in melanic specimens.
Eastern North America.
Deciduous forests and nearby areas.
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on a variety of deciduous trees, such as Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica), hickories, walnuts.
See Also
Underwings, genus Catocala.
Print References
Covell, p. 168, plate 32#11 (2)
Hübner, J., 1818. Zuträge zur Sammlung exotischer Schmetterlinge, Plates vol. 1: Pl.496, f.29,30.
Works Cited
1.The genus Catocala.
George. D. Hulst. 1884. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 7(1): 14-56.
2.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group