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Genus Capis

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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 Eustrotiinae
Genus Capis
Explanation of Names
CAPIS: from the Latin "capistrum" (a halter) - perhaps a reference to the markings on the forewings?
Numbers
1 species in North America [Capis curvata] (nearctica.com)
Range
northeastern North America
Season
adults fly in June and July
Food
larval food plant apparently unknown
Internet References
live adult image (Steve Walter, Connecticut)
live adult image (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
status in Ohio (Ohio State U.)