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Species Idia rotundalis - Rotund Idia Moth - Hodges#8326

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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 Idia
Species rotundalis (Rotund Idia Moth - Hodges#8326)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Chocolate Idia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Idia rotundalis (Walker, 1866)
Phylogenetic sequence #930474
TL≈11-13mm (1)
WS≈20 mm (based on specimen at Moth Photographers Group)
Adult: FW shiny sooty black with obscure dusky lines. Pale gray reniform and orbicular spots are small and inconspicuous. (1)

coral fungus and dead leaves (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.