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Genus Meganola

Moth - Meganola Maybe Nolinae - Meganola Moth IMG_8021 - Meganola Meganola fuscula Coastal Plain Meganola Moth - Meganola phylla - female 8983.1   Coastal Plain Meganola Moth   ( Meganola phylla)   - Meganola phylla Meganola - male 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
Explanation of Names
Meganola Dyar, 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 .