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Species Sideridis maryx - Maroonwing - Hodges#10268

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Hadenini
Genus Sideridis
Species maryx (Maroonwing - Hodges#10268)
Hodges Number
10268
Numbers
uncommon to rare
Size
wingspan 35-42 mm (1)
Identification
Adult: forewing uniformly dull brownish-red sometimes overlaid with dark gray shading which partly obscures AM and PM lines composed of series of pale yellowish dots; reniform spot inconspicuous, filled with gray; hindwing dirty white, shading to gray toward outer margin; top of thorax dark red; abdomen yellowish with red wash
Range
coast to coast across southern Canada and northern United States
Habitat
dry coniferous forests; adults are nocturnal and come to light and bait
Season
adults fly from May to July
Food
larval foodplant unrecorded
See Also
German Cousin (Sideridis congermana) forewing is darker brown with paler reniform spot and more contrasting markings on remainder of wing; thorax has dull orange middorsal stripe
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.