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Species Redectis vitrea - White-spotted Redectis - Hodges#8401

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Genus Redectis
Species vitrea (White-spotted Redectis - Hodges#8401)
Hodges Number
8401
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Redectis vitrea (Grote, 1878)
Dercetis vitrea Grote, 1878 (1)
Numbers
one of two species in this genus in North America listed at All-Leps
uncommon
Size
wingspan about 18 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
Identification
Adult: forewing pale brownish-gray with deeply-lobed outer margin; reniform spot represented by cluster of three small white ovals - a diagnostic feature; hindwing pale gray with black-dashed terminal line and slightly irregular outer margin.
Range
southern Ontario and New York to Florida, west to Texas, north to Michigan
Type Locality: Buffalo, NY.
Season
adults fly from June to October
Food
larvae apparently feed on crabgrass (Digitaria spp.)
Life Cycle
Larva; pupa; adult
See Also
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of Noctuidae, chiefly from California
Grote, A.R. 1878. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, 4: 169-18.