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Species Loscopia velata - Veiled Ear Moth - Hodges#9454

Veiled Ear Moth - Loscopia velata caterpillar - May 28 - Loscopia velata Caterpillar - Loscopia velata Noctuinae, larva - Loscopia velata veiled ear moth caterpillar - Loscopia velata Veiled Ear Moth larva - Loscopia velata looper caterpillar? - Loscopia velata veiled ear moth caterpillar - Loscopia velata
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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 Apameini
Genus Loscopia
Species velata (Veiled Ear Moth - Hodges#9454)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Loscopia velata (Walker, 1865)
formerly placed in Amphipoea
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed two species of the genus Loscopia in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan 30-35 mm.
forewing yellowish-brown to reddish-brown with variable dark brown shading, especially in median and subterminal areas; lines double, inconspicuous; orbicular and reniform spot outlines thin, at least partially whitish; inner end of reniform spot filled with dark gray or black
hindwing grayish-brown with faint darker brown median line
[adapted from description by Charles Covell]
Newfoundland to Saskatchewan, plus mostly northeastern United States, south in the Appalachians to Georgia.
The main flight period is April to October. (2)
The larvae feed on various grasses.
Life Cycle
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Print References
Mikkola, K., Lafontaine J.D. & J.D., Gill, 2009. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 26.9. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 105; pl. 8.28-29. (3)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 26.9. Noctuoidea, Noctuidae: Apameini (Part).
Mikkola, Kauri, J. Donald Lafontaine, Jocelyn Gill. 2009. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems