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Genus Gluphisia

Moth - Gluphisia septentrionis Moth 13 - Gluphisia septentrionis Gluphisia avimacula First moth of the night - Gluphisia septentrionis - male common Gluphisia - Gluphisia septentrionis Common Gluphisia - Gluphisia septentrionis Four-spotted Gluphisia  - Gluphisia avimacula An early Central Oregon moth - East slope Cascades, dry pine and juniper interface. - Gluphisia - 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
Genus Gluphisia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gluphisia Boisduval, 1828
Paragluphisia Djakonov, 1927
Eumelia Neumoegen, 1893
Ceruridia Dyar, 1893
Melia Neumoegen, 1892
Glyphidia Agassiz, 1847
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.)