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Species Phalaenophana pyramusalis - Dark-banded Owlet - Hodges#8338

Dark-banded Owlet - Phalaenophana pyramusalis Dark-banded Owlet - Hodges #8338 (Phalaenophana pyramusalis) - Phalaenophana pyramusalis Dark Banded Owlet - Hodges #8338 - Phalaenophana pyramusalis Erebidae: Phalaenophana pyramusalis - Phalaenophana pyramusalis Phalaenophana pyramusalis - Dark-banded Owlet - Hodges#8338 - Phalaenophana pyramusalis Lascoria ambigualis ? - Phalaenophana pyramusalis unknown moth - Phalaenophana pyramusalis Dark-banded Owlet - Phalaenophana pyramusalis
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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 Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Genus Phalaenophana
Species pyramusalis (Dark-banded Owlet - Hodges#8338)
Hodges Number
wingspan 20-25 mm
forewing ground color light gray, yellowish, or brownish; antemedial and postmedial areas each crossed by a broad band of darker color (sometimes with a greenish tint); reniform spot has a dark dot on each side, and orbicular spot has another black dot - these 3 dots form a triangular pattern near the middle of the wing; the dark-bordered pale subterminal line is jagged or wavy
North America east of the Rockies
adults fly from April through August
larvae feed on dead leaves
Life Cycle
larva; adult
See Also
Several other members of the subfamily Herminiinae are superficially similar.

The female of Lascoria ambigualis is especially similar to this species: