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Species Nola pustulata - Sharp-blotched Nola Moth - Hodges#8989

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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 Nola
Species pustulata (Sharp-blotched Nola Moth - Hodges#8989)
Hodges Number
8989
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nola pustulata (Walker, 1865)
Erastria pustulata Walker, 1865
Nola nigrofasciata Zeller, 1872
Phylogenetic sequence # 931129
Numbers
Nola includes more than ten species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Wingspan approximately 18 mm.
Identification
The original description as Erastria pustulata Walker, is available online in the print references below.
Range
Massachusetts to Florida west to Missouri and Texas. (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8)
Habitat
Usually bogs and swamps.
Season
Adults are most common from April thru July.
Heppner (2003) reports May to July for Florida. (8)
Food
Heppner (2003) reports larval host unknown. (8)
McCabe (1996) reports larvae reared on Lyonia ligustrina (L.) DC. (maleberry). (9)
Life Cycle
McCabe (1996) describes larva, and life cycle. (9)
See Also

Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Walker, 1865. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. 795.