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Genus Aon

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Hypocalinae
Genus Aon
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
originally placed in family Cossidae; placed in Lymantriidae in 1894 by Neumoegen & Dyar, and placed in Noctuidae in 1902 by Dyar
The only species in this genus found in North America.(1)
Wingspan about 29-34 mm.
Adult of A. noctuiformis: head and thorax dark gray tinged with rufous; forewing mottled: black striations and speckling in basal half and in subterminal area; upper half mostly pale gray with bluish-green cast; dull rufous shading in lower half, and some cream-colored patches in subterminal area; discal spot bar-shaped, black, distinct; hindwing white with faint dark discal spot showing through from ventral surface
The type specimen of the sole species (A. nocutiformis) was collected near the Neuces River, Texas.
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 .