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Species Isogona tenuis - Thin-lined Owlet - Hodges#8493

Isogona tenuis  Thin-lined Owlet - Isogona tenuis hin-lined Owlet   - Isogona tenuis Brown Moth - Isogona tenuis Moth with many veins - Isogona tenuis Thin-lined Owlet - Hodges#8493 - Isogona tenuis Thin-lined Owlet - Hodges#8493  - Isogona tenuis Isogona tenuis
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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 Boletobiinae
Tribe Phytometrini
Genus Isogona
Species tenuis (Thin-lined Owlet - Hodges#8493)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Isogona tenuis (Grote, 1872)
Eutoreuma tenuis Grote, 1872 (22)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930734
Explanation of Names
TENUIS: thin, fine, delicate, weak, feeble (William Whitaker); refers to the thin lines along the veins of the forewing
Seven Isogona species are found in America north of Mexico.(1)
Forewing length 10.8-15.5 mm. (2)
Description in PDF (Pogue, 2012). (2)
Original description as Eutoreuma tenuis Grote. (22)
Adult: forewing mouse gray, darker toward costa and somewhat mottled; veins, lines, and reniform spot outline yellowish-white; AM line nearly straight; PM line Y-shaped, with branches diverging to apex and costa; hindwing dark grayish with yellowish-white median line (3)
adults variations
Ohio to Pennsylvania Florida to Texas and Florida. (4), (5), (6), (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Deciduous woods containing hackberry.
adults fly from May to August in the north; April to October in the south
Larvae feed on leaves of hackberry (Celtis spp.) (3)
Life Cycle
Larva; larva; pupa; adult
See Also
Isogona segura

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Isogona punctipennis
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1872. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. vol. 4, p. (22)
Pougue, M.G. 2012. Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Erebidae of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. figs. 46-48, map 22, p. 25. (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.