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

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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 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
9915
Range
southeastern Canada and northeastern US, south (in the Appalachians?) to North Carolina
Season
adults fly from March to May and again from September to November
Food
larvae feed on apple, birch, chokecherry, maple
Remarks
A cold-weather species, usually seen in early spring and late fall.
See Also
L. laticinera and unimoda. Compare images of all 3 species.
Internet References
live adult image and other info (A. Sinclair, Ontario)
pinned adult image (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
live larva image (P.T. Arcand, CBIF)
common name reference and other info (Ohio State U.)