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Species Coranarta luteola - Hodges#10332

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Hadenini
Genus Coranarta
Species luteola (Coranarta luteola - Hodges#10332)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anarta luteola Grote and Robinson 1865
Explanation of Names
luteola — from the Latin "luteus" (golden-yellow); probably refers to the yellow hindwing
wing length 11-12 mm
Adult: forewing blackish with scattered pale scales giving hoary appearance, reniform spot white with some black scales in the middle, hindwing bright yellow with broad black marginal band and white fringe with no checkering

Larva: black with thick white lateral stripe and dark reddish head
across the boreal zone from Alaska to Labrador, south to northern states
arctic tundra, subalpine peat bogs and wet meadows containing the larval foodplant
adults fly from mid-May to mid-July
larvae feed on laurel (Kalmia microphylla and K. polifolia)
Life Cycle
one generation per year
a day-flying species
See Also
Coranarta macrostigma has more dark scales in reniform spot and hindwing fringe is white checkered with some black scales (Pacific Northwest Moths)
Internet References
images of adults and larvae plus North American distribution map, synonyms, references (Moth Phototgraphers Group)
pinned adult images plus northwestern distribution map, seasonality, description, habitat, distribution, food, habits, references (Pacific Northwest Moths)
pinned adult images plus global distribution map and other info (BOLD Systems)