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Genus Elaphria - Midgets

Chalcedony midget - Elaphria chalcedonia - female Mesopamea arbora - Hodges # 9407? - Elaphria chalcedonia Variegated Midget Moth - Elaphria versicolor Moth - Elaphria Midget? - Elaphria alapallida Chalcedony Midget - Elaphria chalcedonia Moth to blacklight - Elaphria grata moth sp.? - Elaphria chalcedonia
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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 Elaphria (Midgets)
There are 15 named species of Elaphria in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Wingspan usually less than 30 mm (which is small for a noctuid - hence the common name of Midget).
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)