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Species Nola clethrae - Sweet Pepperbush Nola Moth - Hodges#8996

Nola 1982 - Nola clethrae Nola ovilla? - Nola clethrae 10 mm Moth - Nola clethrae Sweet Pepperbush Nola Moth - Nola clethrae Moth to porch light  - Nola clethrae - male Nola clethrae Nola clethrae Hodges #8995,8996 - Nola ovilla - clethrae - Nola clethrae
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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 Nolidae (Nolid Moths)
Subfamily Nolinae
Genus Nola
Species clethrae (Sweet Pepperbush Nola Moth - Hodges#8996)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nola clethrae Dyar, 1899
See Franclemont in Forbes, 1960 p. 55 (1)
Bivoltine on Block Island, RI, with peaks in abundance in May and July.(2)
See Also
Per Hugh McGuinness, only males in N. ovilla and clethrae can be reliably separated. The former has antennae that are fasciculate, whereas the latter has antennae that are pectinate. Also, ovilla is apparently known from only a very few examples. It is advised that questionable examples should be treated as clethrae until more information becomes available. (Full description including that of antennae by Franclemont in Forbes 1960 p. 55 (1))
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1899. On the larvae of North American Nolidae, with descriptions of new species. The Canadian Entomologist. 31(3): 62
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens
Works Cited
1.Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States Part IV
Forbes, W.T.M. 1960. Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, Memoir 371.
2.Block Island Moths