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Species Dyspyralis illocata - Visitation Moth - Hodges#8426

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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
Species illocata (Visitation Moth - Hodges#8426)
Hodges Number
wingspan about 15 mm ?
forewing mottled grayish-brown with broad dark grayish band crossing wing in median area (edges of band irregular); dark oblique patch along costa near apex; terminal line composed of several dark semi-ellipses; fringe checkered pale and dark
hindwing light brown or gray with slightly darker discal spot
Nova Scotia to North Carolina, north to Ontario
low vegetation in woodlands
adults fly from June to August
food plant unknown
Life Cycle
one generation per year
Internet References
live and pinned adult images plus common name reference (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult image (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
pinned adult image (John Glaser, Maryland)
presence in North Carolina; list - PDF doc plus flight season (Southern Lepidopterists Society)
flight season; PDF doc plus life cycle (Macrolepidoptera of the Mont Saint-Hilaire Region, McGill U., Quebec)