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Species Pseudeustrotia carneola - Pink-barred Pseudeustrotia - Hodges#9053

Pink-barred Pseudeustrotia - Pseudeustrotia carneola Black and Grey Moth - Pseudeustrotia carneola Noctuidae: Pseudeustrotia carneola - Pseudeustrotia carneola Pseudeustrotia carneola - Pink-barred Pseudeustrotia  - Pseudeustrotia carneola Unknown moth - Pseudeustrotia carneola pink-barred pseudeustrotia - Pseudeustrotia carneola Pennsylvania Moth - Pseudeustrotia carneola Pseudeustrotia carneola (Pink-Barred Pseudeustrotia) - Pseudeustrotia carneola
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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 Pseudeustrotiini
Genus Pseudeustrotia
Species carneola (Pink-barred Pseudeustrotia - Hodges#9053)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
formerly Pink-barred Lithacodia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pseudeustrotia carneola (Guenée, 1852)
formerly Lithacodia carneola
genus misspelled Pseudostrotia at several web sites
common; the only species in the genus in North America
wingspan 20-24 mm
forewing dark brown except for outer third, which is mottled pale tan and pale gray, crossed diagonally by a wide pale pink band that meets the pale terminal area just below the reniform spot
hindwing light gray or grayish-brown
holarctic: in North America, occurs from Alberta to Newfoundland, south to Florida, west to Arkansas and Colorado
woodland edges, parks, meadows
adults fly from May to September
larvae feed on dock (Rumex spp.), goldenrod (Solidago spp.), and smartweed (Polygonum spp.)
Pseudeustrotia carneola is the name used in Kristensen N.P. (1999) [Lepidoptera: Moths and butterflies. Volume 1: Evolution, systematics and biogeography. Handbook of Zoology. Walter de Gruyter. Berlin/New York], and followed by The Moths of Canada and Charles Covell on pages xiii-xvi in the 2nd edition of Moths of Eastern North America (2005).(1)
Print References
Covell, Charles V. Jr. 2005. Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America.(1)
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
live adult image (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
pinned adult image plus habitat, description, biology, distribution, etc. (G.G. Anweiler, U. of Alberta)
adult image plus larval food plants (Larry Line, Maryland)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.
2.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 .