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Species Galgula partita - The Wedgeling - Hodges#9688

The Wedgling? - Galgula partita The Wedgeling Moth - Hodges #9688 - Galgula partita - male Unknown caterpillar - Galgula partita Eustroid Moth? - Galgula partita Moth ID Please - Galgula partita Wedgeling Moth - Galgula partita Swallowtail Caterpillar??  Found these devouring my oxalis this morning...and what a mess they are making -hungry little things. - Galgula partita Noctuidae, The Wedgeling - Galgula partita
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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 Elaphriini
Genus Galgula
Species partita (The Wedgeling - Hodges#9688)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Galgula partita Guenée, 1852
Phylogenetic sequence # 932249
The only species in the genus found in America north of Mexico.(1)
Wingspan 20-26 mm.
Adult: forewing reddish-brown to grayish in male, shiny dark brownish-maroon to blackish in female; large dark spot on costa, and angled PM and ST lines in both sexes; ST line dotted black in male, dotted white in female; hindwing grayish-brown, darker in female than in male
[adapted from description by Charles Covell]
Galgula partita occurs in most of North America but missing from Canadian prairie provinces.
Occurs south to Guatemala and islands of the Caribbean.
The adults fly from March to November in the south; May to September in the north.
The larvae feed on Oxalis sp. (wood sorrel). (2)
Life Cycle
Several generations per year.
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press., pl. 53, fig. 1m, 2f; p. 294. (3)
Internet References
live adult images of male and female, plus other info (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
pinned adult image and distribution info (Moths of Jamaica)
common name reference plus foodplant and flight season (Ohio State U.)
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 .
2.An Oxalis (Oxalidaceae) feeding larva, Galgula partita (Noctuidae)
George L. Godfrey. 1981. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 35: 132-136.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems