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Species Leuconycta lepidula - Marbled-green Leuconycta - Hodges#9066

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Condicinae
Tribe Leuconyctini
Genus Leuconycta
Species lepidula (Marbled-green Leuconycta - Hodges#9066)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Marbled-Green Jaspidia
Owlet Moth
Dark Leuconycta
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leuconycta lepidula (Grote, 1874)
Jaspidia lepidula Grote, 1874
Phylogentic sequence # 932027
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed two species of the genus Leuconycta in America north of Mexico. (1)
wingspan about 30 mm
forewing mottled grayish-brown and black, with large green spots and patches on distal half (green color may be lacking in some specimens, replaced by pale gray or brown); large black patch near base of costa, and an inverted black triangle midway along costa
hindwing dark gray, with fringe composed of dark and pale scales
Nova Scotia to North Carolina, west to Texas, north to Alberta (i.e. North America east of the Rockies, except for southeastern states)
woodland edges, meadows and grassy fields
The main flight period is April to September with records beginning in March. (2)
larvae feed on Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Life Cycle
one generation per year
See Also
Lacinipolia strigicollis

Several other Lacinipolia are similar. Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.