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Genus Dyspyralis

Hodges #8428 - Nigella Dyspyralis? - Dyspyralis nigellus Hodges #8428   - Dyspyralis nigellus visitation moth - Dyspyralis illocata Dyspyralis illocata Dyspyralis nigellus Dyspyralis nigellus - male Dyspyralis nigellus Dyspyralis illocata
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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Hypenodinae
Genus Dyspyralis
4 species in North America (
winspan 15-20 mm
small noctuids with light or dark brown forewings and patchy markings
Nova Scotia to North Carolina, west to Iowa, north to Ontario
adults fly from June to August
apparently seldom encountered and usually not well represented in collections
Internet References
pinned adult images of 3 species occurring in eastern Canada (CBIF)
live adult image and description of D. nigella (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
distribution in United States (Dalton State College, Georgia)