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Species Orthosia alurina - Gray Quaker - Hodges#10491

reddish-brown moth - Orthosia alurina Gray Quaker Moth - Hodges #10491 - Orthosia alurina - female Orthosia alurina Gray Quaker - Hodges#10491 - Orthosia alurina Caterpillar on honeylocust - Orthosia alurina Possible two species, 4 prolegs is Orthosia hibisci? - Orthosia alurina Unidentified Caterpillar 1 - Orthosia alurina Orthosia alurina
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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 Orthosiini
Genus Orthosia
Species alurina (Gray Quaker - Hodges#10491)
Hodges Number
10491
Numbers
locally common to rare (1)
Size
wingspan 31-40 mm (1)
Identification
Adult: forewing light to medium gray with reddish tinting, especially between spots and on basal side of ST line; lines very inconspicuous; terminal line composed of several black dots; hindwing shiny, pale grayish-brown with faint discal spot; male has serrate antennae
[adapted from description by Charles Covell (1)]
Range
Quebec and Maine to Florida, west to Texas, north to Ontario
Season
adults fly from February to May; most common in April
Food
larvae feed on basswood, serviceberry or juneberry (Amelanchier spp.), and many other woody plants
See Also
Speckled Green Fruitworm Moth (O. hibisci) has conspicuous lines and markings, and less reddish tinting
Ruby Quaker (O. rubescens) has heavier/darker reddish to reddish-brown shading on forewing, and the male has bipectinate antennae
(compare images of all 3 species at CBIF)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.