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Species Aon noctuiformis - Aon Moth - Hodges#8954

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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
Species noctuiformis (Aon Moth - Hodges#8954)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aon noctuiformis Neumoegen, 1892
Originally placed in family Cossidae then placed in Lymantriidae in 1894 by Neumoegen & Dyar, and placed in Noctuidae in 1902 by Dyar.
Phylogenetic sequence #930632
The only species in this genus found in North America.(1)
Wingspan about 29-34 mm.
Adult: head and thorax dark gray tinged with rufous; thin transverse black line behind collar, rear edge of thorax raised, tufted, often blackish. Forewing mottled: black striations and speckling in basal half and in subterminal area; costal half mostly pale gray; dull rufous shading on inner half, often with 3 or 4 small cream-colored patches in an oblique band in the blackish subterminal area; apical area frequently whitish; discal spot bar-shaped, black, distinct; fringe white basally, dark distally, with dark wedge-shaped streaks from each vein; hindwing white with faint dark discal spot showing through from ventral surface [see original detailed description at]
Texas, generally from the Austin area south and west.
Type locality: Southwest Texas, Neuces River.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
iNaturalist - seasonal chart and map.
Adults fly year round in Texas, with peak flights in February-March and September (iNaturalist).
See Also
Overall appearance resembles some members of Notodontidae such as Schizura species and some Oligocentria species
also see related species in subfamily Euteliinae.
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Cossidae: Cossula magnifica
Print References
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. p. 27.(1)
Internet References
original description (
taxonomic history plus number of world species and type specimen locality (Brian Pitkin, Butterflies and Moths of the World)