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Species Lacanobia atlantica - Atlantic Arches Moth - Hodges#10297

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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Hadenini
Genus Lacanobia
Species atlantica (Atlantic Arches Moth - Hodges#10297)
Hodges Number
10297
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly in genus Mamestra
Identification
forewing pale brown with dark brown markings; subterminal line punctuated by large sharp W shape, pale in the middle, and dark brown on either side; claviform spot and basal dash dark brown and conspicuous
Range
coast to coast in southern Canada and adjacent parts of northern United States
Season
adults fly from May to September (two broods)
Food
larvae feed on various plants including alfalfa, clover, dandelion, plantain, honeysuckle, mountain-ash, oak, poplar, willow
Life Cycle
two generations per year
Internet References
larval food plants; PDF doc plus flight season (Macrolepidoptera of Mount Saint-Hilaire Region, McGill U., Quebec)
US distribution map (Moths of North America; USGS)