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Species Tetanolita mynesalis - Smoky Tetanolita - Hodges#8366

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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 Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Genus Tetanolita
Species mynesalis (Smoky Tetanolita - Hodges#8366)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tetanolita mynesalis (Walker, 1859)
20-25 mm wingspan
Large yellow reniform spot contrasts with the dark forewing. Hindwing is grayish brown with dark lines.
Eastern North America
Deciduous forests
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.