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Genus Lascoria

Ambiguous Moth - Hodges#8393 - Lascoria ambigualis - female Lascoria ambigualis - male Ambiguous Moth - Hodges #8393 - Lascoria ambigualis - male moth01 120514 - Lascoria ambigualis Ambiguous Moth - Hodges#8393 - Lascoria ambigualis moth - Lascoria orneodalis Ambiguous Moth - Lascoria ambigualis - male Ambiguous Moth larva - Lascoria ambigualis
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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Genus Lascoria
Numbers
4 species in North America (nearctica.com)
1 species in Canada [L. ambigualis] (CBIF)
Range
represented from south-central Canada (Ontario, Quebec) through the US to Central America
Remarks
Adults show sexual dimorphism in forewing shape: males have a notch in the distal edge of the wing (lacking in females).
Internet References
pinned adult image of male L. ambigualis (CBIF)
pinned adult image - split to show male and female features of L. orneodalis (Matthew Barnes, Moths of Jamaica)