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Species Nola ovilla - Hodges#8995

Nola - Nola ovilla
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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 Nolidae (Nolid Moths)
Subfamily Nolinae
Genus Nola
Species ovilla (Nola ovilla - Hodges#8995)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nola ovilla Grote, 1875
See Franclemont in Forbes, 1960 p. 55 (1)
Per Hugh McGuinness, only males in N. ovilla and clethrae can be reliably separated. The former has antennae that are fasciculate, whereas the latter has antennae that are pectinate. Also, ovilla is apparently known from only a very few examples. It is advised that questionable examples should be treated as clethrae until more information becomes available. (Full description including that of antennae by Franclemont in Forbes 1960 p. 55 (1))
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1875. Lepidoptera observations. The Canadian Entomologist. 7(12): 221
Works Cited
1.Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States Part IV
Forbes, W.T.M. 1960. Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, Memoir 371.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems