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Species Lithophane grotei - Grote's Pinion - Hodges#9915

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Xylenini
Subtribe Xylenina
Genus Lithophane (Pinions)
Species grotei (Grote's Pinion - Hodges#9915)
Hodges Number
southeastern Canada and northeastern US, south (in the Appalachians?) to North Carolina
adults fly from March to May and again from September to November
larvae feed on apple, birch, chokecherry, maple
A cold-weather species, usually seen in early spring and late fall.
See Also
L. laticinera and unimoda. Compare images of all 3 species.