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Species Nedra ramosula - Gray Half-Spot - Hodges#9582

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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 Actinotiini
Genus Nedra
Species ramosula (Gray Half-Spot - Hodges#9582)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nedra ramosula (Guenée, 1852)
Cloantha ramosula Guenée, 1851
Delta ramosula
* phylogenetic sequence #932283
wingspan 28-48 mm
forewing streaked with silver-gray, brown, and white on black background; orbicular spot elongated, outlined in black and filled with brownish-gray; reniform spot partially outlined in white, especially around lower end, and filled with brown [adapted from description by Lynn Scott]
Manitoba to Newfoundland, south to Florida, west to Texas
adults fly from May to September in Ontario, April to October in Ohio
larvae feed on Saint Johnswort (Hypericum spp.)
Life Cycle
Larva; larva; adult
See Also
Bicolored Woodgrain (Morrisonia evicta) is superficially similar
Print References
Clarke, J. F. Gates 1940. A study of the North American moths formerly referred to Delta Saalmüller, with two new species (Lepidoptera: Phalaenidae). Bull. Southern California Acad. Sci. 39(1): 42-44
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
pinned adult image (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)