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Species Isogona snowi - Snow's Owlet - Hodges#8497

Snow's Owlet - Isogona snowi Snow's Owlet  #8497 - Isogona snowi - Isogona snowi Isogona snowi Hodges#8497 - Isogona snowi No. 263  Isogona snowi? - Isogona snowi Please help us to identify this moth. - Isogona snowi Vail Erebid - Isogona snowi Snow's Owlet? - Isogona snowi
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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Boletobiinae
Tribe Phytometrini
Genus Isogona
Species snowi (Snow's Owlet - Hodges#8497)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Isogona snowi (Smith, 1908)
Parora snowi Smith, 1908 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930738 (2)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed seven species of the genus Isogona in America north of Mexico. (2)
Smith (1908) listed the wingspan 19-23 mm. (1)
Adult: forewing light brown with sparse dark speckling and V-shaped AM, median, and PM lines; lower portion of PM line irregular or zigzagged; two pale spots in center of median area; slightly darker wedge-shaped area extends from median spots to outer margin; inner margin bulges outward near anal angle; hindwing white basally, shading to pale yellowish-brown distally

Larva: body bright green to bluish-green; prominent subdorsal stripe continues forward to eyes; fourth abdominal segment greatly reduced
Southern Texas and Mexico. (3)
Adults present all year.
The larvae feed on the leaves of Celtis ehrenbergiana (Klotzsch) Liebm. (Spiny Hackberry).
Life Cycle
Breeds all year in southern Texas.
Determined by Ed Knudson (Texas Lepidoptera Survey).
See Also
Isogona punctipennis- forewing has irregular AM and median lines, and lower portion of PM line is not zigzagged (see images of this and other related species at Moth Photographers Group)
Print References
Smith, 1908. New species of Noctuidae for 1908. I. with notes on Charadra, Raphia and Pseudanarta. Journal of the New York Entomological Society96. (1)
Internet References
larval foodplant plus distribution, status, larval description, common name reference (David Wagner et al, Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America, U. of Connecticut)