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Species Ogdoconta cinereola - Common Pinkband - Hodges#9720

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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 Condicinae
Tribe Condicini
Genus Ogdoconta
Species cinereola (Common Pinkband - Hodges#9720)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ogdoconta cinereola (Guenée, 1852)
Placodes cinereola Guenée, 1852
Miana atomaria (Walker, 1865)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932018
Explanation of Names
CINEREOLA: from the Latin "cinereus" (ashy) - perhaps a reference to the gray flecks scattered across the forewing, as though sprinkled with ashes
There are eight named species of Ogdoconta in America north of Mexico.(1)
wingspan 20-23 mm (2)
Adult: forewing dark brownish or grayish liberally sprinkled with pale gray flecks, as though dusted with ashes; broad pinkish band in subterminal area; subterminal line wavy; basal two-thirds of wing laced with thin pale meandering lines, as though drizzled with white icing; hindwing grayish-brown
Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Texas, north to Manitoba; also occurs in British Columbia
fields, waste places, stream edges where foodplants grow; adults are nocturnal and come to light
adults fly from May to September
Larvae feed on ragweed, beans, sunflowers, and hedge-nettle (Stachys spp.) (3)
Life Cycle
at least three generations per year
update soon Feb 6, 2013
See Also
Frothy Moth (Plagiomimicus spumosum) lacks a subterminal line and pale meandering lines on basal two-thirds of forewing
Print References
Guenée, 1852, Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species General des Lépidoptéres, 6: 316, pl. 15, fig. 1.
Metzler, E.H., 2013. A review of the genus Ogdoconta Butler (Lepidoptera Noctuidae, Condicinae, Condicini from North America north of Mexico with description of three new species.(1)
Internet References
live adult image plus description, foodplants, flight season, life cycles (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
adult images (Larry Line, Maryland)
distribution in Canada list of provinces (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)
Works Cited
1.A review of the genus Ogdoconta Butler (Lepidoptera Noctuidae, Condicinae, Condicini) from North America north ...
Eric H. Metzler, Edward C. Knudson, Robert W. Poole, J. Donald Lafontaine, Michael G. Pogue. 2013. ZooKeys 264: 165–191.
2.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.
3.The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]
Samuel Ebb Crumb. 1956. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 1-356.