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Species Eucoptocnemis fimbriaris - Fringed Dart - Hodges#10694

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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 Noctuini
Subtribe Agrotina
Genus Eucoptocnemis
Species fimbriaris (Fringed Dart - Hodges#10694)
Hodges Number
10694
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eucoptocnemis obvia
E. sordida
E. tripars
E. worthingtoni
described in 1852 by Guenee who originally placed it in genus Heliophobus
Explanation of Names
FIMBRIARIS: from the Latin "fimbria" (a fringe); the origin of the common name Fringed Dart
Size
wingspan 25-32 mm (1)
Identification
Adult: forewing either light gray or reddish; AM and PM lines formed of black-and-white dots; reniform spot yellowish, edged with blackish, and surrounded by dark gray scaling; terminal line composed of black spots; black patches along costa at top of AM and PM lines; hindwing dirty white with grayish-brown shading and faint median line of dark dots [adapted from description by Charles Covell (1)]
Range
New Hampshire to Florida, west to Texas, north to Wisconsin and Ontario
Habitat
sand prairie
Season
adults fly from September to November
Food
unrecorded but probably many low plants, according to Covell (1)
Internet References
live and pinned adult images by Hugh McGuiness and James Adams respectively (Dalton State College, Georgia)
4 pinned adult images and photos of related species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
live adult images by Machale White, plus common name reference (Moth Photographers Group)
live adult images and dates (Randy Newman, North Carolina)
4 pinned adult images plus collection site map (All-Leps)
adult image and dates (Larry Line, Maryland)
habitat and presence/status in Illinois (Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources)
distribution in Canada Ontario only (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.