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Genus Elaphria - Midgets

Festive Midget Moth - Elaphria festivoides Variegated Midget - Elaphria versicolor shiny moth near porchlight - Elaphria festivoides Chalcedony Midget (Elaphria chalcedonia) - Elaphria chalcedonia Variegated Midget - Elaphria versicolor Noctuidae: Elaphria alapalida - Elaphria alapallida ? - Elaphria fuscimacula Moth - Elaphria versicolor
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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)