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Species Polygrammate hebraeicum - The Hebrew - Hodges#9285

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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 Acronictinae
Genus Polygrammate
Species hebraeicum (The Hebrew - Hodges#9285)
Hodges Number
9285
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Polygrammate hebraeicum Hübner, 1818
* phylogenetic sequence # 931497
Explanation of Names
Both common name "The Hebrew" and specific epithet hebraeicum likely refer to resemblance of the pattern to Hebrew characters
Size
wingspan 23-39 mm (1)
Identification
Pattern is distinctive--see photos.
Range
Eastern US (1)
Season
Flies May to August (1).
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on black gum trees, Nyssa sylvatica (1).
See Also
not to be confused with Xestia c-nigrum - Setaceous Hebrew Character
Print References
Color photo of pinned specimen in Covell, plate 26, #20, text, p. 89 (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.