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Species Phalaenostola hanhami - Hanham's Owlet - Hodges#8365

Phalaenostola hanhami - female Hanham's Owlet - Hodges#8365 - Phalaenostola hanhami - female Moth - Phalaenostola hanhami - female Hanham's Owlet - Hodges#8365 - Phalaenostola hanhami Black Moth - Phalaenostola hanhami Hanham's Owlet Moth - Phalaenostola hanhami - female  Phalaenostola hanhami  - Phalaenostola hanhami - male Hanham's owlet - Phalaenostola hanhami - male
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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 Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Genus Phalaenostola
Species hanhami (Hanham's Owlet - Hodges#8365)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Hanham's Snout Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phalaenostola hanhami J.B. Smith, 1899)
Philometra hanhami J.B. Smith, 1899
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of expert conchologist (shells) and avid microlepidoptera collector Abdiel William Hanham (1857–1944) of Duncan, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Wingspan 22-25 mm.
A small dark chocolate brown or puple-grey moth. The forewings are dark, with the antemedian and postmedian lines indistinct but visible, and with the subterminal line better marked in blackish scales, outlined on the distal side in contrasting paler scales. The most prominent marking is the short, black crescent or bent bar indicating the reniform. The hindwings are lighter brown, crossed by two narrow indistinct and incomplete darker bands. Much darker than P. metonalis, which also has much broader bipectinate antennae and longer palps.
Nova Scotia west across Canada to central Alberta, south to Massachusetts and New York. In Alberta, it has been taken several times along the southern edge of the boreal forest, east to the Edmonton area and north to Lac la Biche.
Types: Winnipeg, Manitoba (A.W. Hanham); Centre, NY (W.W. Hill, July 4, 1879).
Print References
Smith, J.B., 1899. Two British American Noctuids. The Canadian Entomologist 31(8): 207.