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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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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 Hypenodinae
Genus Dyspyralis
Numbers
4 species in North America (nearctica.com)
Size
winspan 15-20 mm
Identification
small noctuids with light or dark brown forewings and patchy markings
Range
Nova Scotia to North Carolina, west to Iowa, north to Ontario
Season
adults fly from June to August
Food
unknown
Remarks
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)