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Species Lithophane viridipallens - Pale Green Pinion - Hodges#9905

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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 Xylenini
Subtribe Xylenina
Genus Lithophane (Pinions)
Species viridipallens (Pale Green Pinion - Hodges#9905)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lithophane viridipallens Grote, 1877
Graptolitha pruena Dyar, 1910 (1)
* Phylogenetic sequence #932552 (2)
Approx. 40mm
Massachusetts to Florida, west to Texas
Holotype (viridipallens Grote, 1877): Massachusetts.
Holotype (pruena Dyar, 1910): Calhoun County, Texas.
Shrub swamps, woodlands, and forests
Fall through early spring.
Life Cycle
adults overwinter
Considered rare/endangered over the northern part of its range.
Print References
Dyar, H.G., 1910. Two new species of Graptolitha. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 12: 190.
Grote, A.R. 1877. Notes on Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist. 9(11): 215.
Wagner, Caterpillars of Eastern Forests, p. 409--photo of caterpillar, adult (3)
Works Cited
1.Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico III
Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt. 2015. ZooKeys 527: 127-147.
2.Annotated taxonomic checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico
Pohl, G.R., Patterson, B., & Pelham, J.P. 2016.
3.Caterpillars of Eastern Forests
David L. Wagner, Valerie Giles, Richard C. Reardon, Michael L. McManus. 1998. U.S. Dept of Agriculture, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems