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Genus Gluphisia

Common Gluphisia? - Gluphisia septentrionis 7934 - Gluphisia lintneri Moth - Gluphisia wrightii four-spotted gluphisia moth - Gluphisia avimacula Gluphisia lintneri moth - Gluphisia severa Hodges#7934 - Gluphisia lintneri Gluphisia severa - male
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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 Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Notodontinae
Tribe Dicranurini
Genus Gluphisia
Numbers
5 species in North America (nearctica.com)
4 species in Canada (CBIF)
Size
wingspan 25-35 mm
Range
throughout North America
also occurs in Eurasia
Season
adults fly from May to August
Food
larvae feed on poplars (Populus spp.)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – pinned specimens of Notodontidae
pinned adult images of all 4 species occurring in Canada (CBIF)
article in Science - fascinating photo and interesting info on water uptake (& expulsion) and sodium retention in G. septentrionis (Cornell U.)