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Species Orthosia alurina - Gray Quaker - Hodges#10491

Orthosia alurina Noctuid - Hodges #10491 - Gray Quaker - Orthosia alurina Gray Quaker - Orthosia alurina moth0412154 - Orthosia alurina Unidentified Caterpillar 1 - Orthosia alurina Gray Quaker - Hodges#10491 - Orthosia alurina probably not Orthosia alurina - Orthosia alurina Hodges #10491 - Gray Quaker Moth? - Orthosia alurina
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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 Orthosiini
Genus Orthosia
Species alurina (Gray Quaker - Hodges#10491)
Hodges Number
locally common to rare (1)
wingspan 31-40 mm (1)
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)]
Quebec and Maine to Florida, west to Texas, north to Ontario
adults fly from February to May; most common in April
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
pinned adult images (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
common name reference plus foodplants and flight season (Ohio State U.)
distribution in Canada Quebec and Ontario only (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.