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Genus Meganola

Ashy Meganola Moth - Hodges #8983.2  - Meganola spodia Caterpillar - Meganola spodia Meganola? - Meganola Nolidae: Meganola spodia? - Meganola Nolidae: Meganola spodia? - Meganola Hodges  #8983 - Confused Meganola Moth - Meganola minuscula - female Meganola minuscula? - Meganola Meganola
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Nolidae (Nolid Moths)
Subfamily Nolinae
Genus Meganola
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described by Harrison Gray Dyar, Jr. in 1898
Numbers
Eight Meganola species have been described from America north of Mexico.(1)
Several known species awaiting description.
Two species in Canada (CBIF)
Size
Wingspan 14-24 mm.
Range
Most of US and southern Canada.
Food
Larvae feed on the leaves of various trees.
Print References
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. p. 41.(1)
Internet References
Journal of the New York Entomological Society, v. 6 (1898), p.43    Dyar's original description of the genus.
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .