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Species Phoberia ingenua - Uncommon Oak Moth - Hodges#8591.1

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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 Erebinae
Tribe Melipotini
Genus Phoberia
Species ingenua (Uncommon Oak Moth - Hodges#8591.1)
Hodges Number
8591.1
Identification
Looks virtually identical to Phoberia atomaris. The male antenna has long setae which are longer than the width of the antennal shaft. The setae on the antenna of male Phoberia atomaris are shorter than the width of the of the antennal shaft. The genitalia are also diagnostic if a specimen is obtained.
Range
Eastern United States, mostly along the coastal plain but also locally in sandy or barrens habitats inland.
Habitat
Associated with very sandy soils where xeric oaks are present.
Season
Flies in spring (late March-early May)