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Species Homophoberia apicosa - Black Wedge-Spot - Hodges#9057

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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 Condicinae
Tribe Condicini
Genus Homophoberia
Species apicosa (Black Wedge-Spot - Hodges#9057)
Hodges Number
9057
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly placed in subfamily Acontiinae
Numbers
one of 2 species in this genus in North America.(1)
Size
wingspan 21-27 mm (2)
Identification
Adult: forewing dark gray or blackish except for broad pale terminal band and pale oblique reniform spot; terminal band may be pinkish, whitish, or cream-colored; hindwing whitish with grayish-brown shading and black dot at outer margin
Range
eastern North America: Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Texas, north to Manitoba
Season
adults fly from March to October in the south; May to September in the north
Food
larvae feed on smartweed (Polygonum spp.)
See Also
Print References
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
live adult images (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
adult images (Larry Line, Maryland)
live adult image (Steve Walter, New York)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.