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Species Protodeltote albidula - Pale Glyph - Hodges#9048

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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 Eustrotiinae
Genus Protodeltote
Species albidula (Pale Glyph - Hodges#9048)
Hodges Number
9048
Other Common Names
Pale Glyph
Pale "Lithacodia"
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Protodeltote albidula (Guenée, 1852)
Lithacodia albidula
* phylogenetic sequence #931291
Numbers
Two Protodeltote species occur in America north of Mexico.(1)
Range
throughout North America, north to the arctic
Habitat
mesic areas of tall grasses and other low vegetation
Season
adults fly from June to August
Food
larvae feed on grasses
Remarks
common and widespread species is easily flushed during daylight and is also attracted to lights
Print References
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. p. 46.(1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
Moths of North Dakota - species account.
Moth Photographers Group - photo of living Protodeltote albidula and related species.
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 .