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Species Anaplectoides prasina - Green Arches - Hodges#11000

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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 Noctuini
Subtribe Noctuina
Genus Anaplectoides
Species prasina (Green Arches - Hodges#11000)
Hodges Number
11000
Explanation of Names
PRASINA: from the Latin "prasinus" and the Greek "prason" (leek); as an adjective, prasinous means leek-green - a reference to the color of the forewing
Numbers
may be locally common; one of three species in the genus in North America
Size
wingspan 43-53 mm
Identification
Adult: forewing mottled bright green mixed with brown and white; reniform spot large and paler than ground color; crosslines conspicuous; some individuals more richly marked than others, and may have grayish-green color
hindwings dark, unmarked, with pale fringe

Larva: blackish body with thin pale dosral stripe and inconspicuous grayish ventrolateral stripe just above prolegs; head brown with two dark dorsal stripes
Range
across Canada and northern United States
also occurs in Europe
Habitat
deciduous woodlands and in bogs
Season
adults fly in June and July
Food
larvae feed on honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.), cranberry (Vaccinium spp.), apple, poplar, currant (Ribes spp.), and knotweed (Polygonum spp.)
Life Cycle
overwinters as a larva
Remarks
Adults are well-camouflaged during the day, resting on moss and lichen-covered tree trunks; adults may be attracted to artificial light