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Species Tetanolita mynesalis - Smoky Tetanolita - Hodges#8366

Tetanolita mynesalis Moth 070914 ID - Tetanolita mynesalis - male Tetanolita mynesalis - male Human habitation 5 - Tetanolita mynesalis - male Smoky Tetanolita - Tetanolita mynesalis Smoky Tetanolita - Hodges#8366 - Tetanolita mynesalis - male moth - Tetanolita mynesalis Moth 819 22 - Tetanolita mynesalis - male
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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Genus Tetanolita
Species mynesalis (Smoky Tetanolita - Hodges#8366)
Hodges Number
8366
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tetanolita mynesalis (Walker, 1859)
Tetanolita lixalis Grote, 1873
Phylogenetic Sequence # 930516
Size
20-25 mm wingspan
Identification
Large yellow reniform spot contrasts with the dark forewing. Hindwing is grayish brown with dark lines.

Genitalia:
Range
Eastern North America
Habitat
Deciduous forests
Season
May-November
Life Cycle
Larva likely feeds on dead leaves.
Print References
Covell, p. 325, plate 41 #6 (1)
Internet References
Images and Info at Moth Photographers Group
Images and Info at Barcoding Life
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.