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Species Meganola minuscula - Confused Meganola - Hodges#8983

8983 - Confused Meganola  - Meganola minuscula - male confused meganola - Meganola minuscula - female Meganola sp. - Meganola minuscula - female Nolidae (Confused Meganola) - Meganola minuscula - male Hodges#8983 - Meganola minuscula - male Moth - Meganola minuscula - male confused Meganola - Meganola minuscula Owlet Moth - Meganola minuscula
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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
Species minuscula (Confused Meganola - Hodges#8983)
Hodges Number
8983
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Meganola minuscula (Zeller, 1872)
Nola minuscula Zeller, 1872
Roeselia minuscula pura Rothschild, 1916
* Phylogenetic sequence #931121.
Numbers
Eight Meganola species have been described from America north of Mexico.(1)
Several known species awaiting description.
Size
Wingspan 14-24 mm.
Identification
Forewing pale gray and faintly mottled; 3 tufts of scales protrude from the basal half of the costa, giving the wing edges a bumpy appearance; a double postmedial (PM) line curves under the almost invisible reniform spot, then continues in a straight line to the inner margin of the wing; terminal line composed of several black dots.
Range
California to Florida, north to Nova Scotia, west to Saskatchewan, plus British Columbia.
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Food
Larvae feed on beech, oak, and willow.
Life Cycle
One or more generations, depending on latitude.
Print References
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, living and pinned adults.
live adult images plus description and other info (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
live larva image plus description and other info (Caterpillars of Eastern Forests, USGS)
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 .