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Species Morrisonia evicta - Bicolored Woodgrain - Hodges#10520

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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 Orthosiini
Genus Morrisonia
Species evicta (Bicolored Woodgrain - Hodges#10520)
Hodges Number
30-37mm wingspan (1)
Costal half of forewing gray, remainder brown to black. Orbicular and reniform spots merged and colored white with some brown. Outer margin has a white dash above anal angle. Hindwing is grayish-brown. (1)
Nova Scotia to Virginia, west to Texas and Manitoba. (1)
April-May. (1)
Larva have been raised on wild cherry. (1) Blueberry, cherry, chokeberry, dogwood, hazel, hophornbeam, waterleaf, mountain laurel, spirea, viburnum, and probably many other plants. (2)
See Also
Gray Half-Spot (Nedra ramosula) (1)
Print References
Covell, p. 108, plate 22 #12 (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
2.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.