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Species Eubolina impartialis - Eubolina Moth - Hodges#8720

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Omopterini
Genus Eubolina
Species impartialis (Eubolina Moth - Hodges#8720)
Hodges Number
8720
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eubolina impartialis Harvey, 1875
* phylogenetic sequence #931056
Numbers
the only species in this genus in North America.(1)
Size
wingspan about 30 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
Identification
Adult: forewing light gray with greenish tint; subterminal line black, wavy, diffuse, varying in width from thick to thin, bordered distally by brownish scales; PM line black, irregular, with large lobe-like jog in upper half; reniform spot dark, outlined in black, and bordered distally by whitish patch; small pale gray patch just inside ST line at costa; AM and terminal lines black, scalloped; hindwing light grayish-yellow with gray scaling along veins; terminal line black, scalloped; fringe white
Range
Texas
one specimen collected in North Carolina, according to this record; perhaps a stray?
Season
adults fly from late February to November
Remarks
often attracted to lights in large numbers.
Print References
Lafontaine JD, Schmidt BC (2010) Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
Moth Photographers Group - photograph of living adult and related species for comparison.
Moth Photographers Group - photograph of pinned adult and related species for comparison.
Moths of Dallas County, TX. - listed as present in north Texas.
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 .