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Species Euparthenos nubilis - Locust Underwing - Hodges#8719

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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 Erebinae
Tribe Omopterini
Genus Euparthenos
Species nubilis (Locust Underwing - Hodges#8719)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euparthenos nubilis (Hübner, 1823)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931055
Euparthenos nubilis is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Nelson & Loy (1983) listed the wingspan as 60-70 mm. (3)
Crumb (1956) reported the larvae mature at about 50 mm. (4)
The hindwing is deep yellow/orange with 4 wavy black bands.
Maine and Ontario, to northern Florida. West to Nebraska and Arizona. (3), (5), (6)
2 broods, April to September.
The larval host is Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust). (4)
Adults are often found on fermenting fruit. (2)
Adults are often attracted to light. (2)
See Also
True underwings (Catocala) HW have only 2-3 black bands on hindwing.
Print References
Covell, Charles Jr., Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America. (7)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, p. 260, pl. 45.2. (2)
Crumb, Samuel Ebb, 1956. The larvae of the Phalaenidae. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Technical Bulletin no. 1135 p. 287. (4)
Nelson, John M. & Peter W. Loy, 1983. The underwing moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) of Oklahoma. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, 63: 60, 61, 63. (3)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.The underwing moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) of Oklahoma
John M. Nelson, Peter W. Loy. 1983. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, 63: 60-67.
4.The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]
Samuel Ebb Crumb. 1956. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 1-356.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.Oklahoma moth species list by county (PDF)
7.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.
8.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems