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Genus Elaphria - Midgets

Grateful Midget - Elaphria grata Elaphria grata Pale-winged Midget? - Elaphria Mesopamea arbora - Hodges # 9407? - Elaphria chalcedonia Exesa Midget - Hodges #9682 - Elaphria chalcedonia Midget? - Elaphria georgei Elaphria grata - Grateful Midget - Elaphria grata Elaphria grata
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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 Elaphriini
Genus Elaphria (Midgets)
Numbers
There are 15 named species of Elaphria in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Size
Wingspan usually less than 30 mm (which is small for a noctuid - hence the common name of Midget).
Range
a holarctic and neotropical genus; in North America, occurs throughout the US and southern Canada but most species are found in the east
Internet References
pinned adult images of 4 species occurring in the east (CBIF)