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Species Panopoda carneicosta - Brown Panopoda - Hodges#8588

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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 Eulepidotinae
Genus Panopoda
Species carneicosta (Brown Panopoda - Hodges#8588)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Panopoda carneicosta Guenée, 1852
Phylogenetic sequence # 009625
wingspan 38-46 mm
Adult: forewing and hindwing dark brown, tinted with violet gray; forewing with thin brown AM, median, and PM lines; black orbicular dot and L-shaped reniform spot (both sometimes reduced or absent); diffuse dark shading in terminal area; hindwing yellowish-brown with thin distinct PM line
[adapted from description by Charles Covell]
Ontario, Quebec, and Maine to Florida, west to Texas, north to Wisconsin and Minnesota. (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7)
deciduous woods; adults are nocturnal and attracted to light
adults most commonly seen in June and July; Covell gives a flight period of May to August, and Ohio State gives a flight period of April to September
larvae feed on leaves of hickory (reports of basswood, oak, and willow need confirmation)
Life Cycle
one generation per year in the north; perhaps two in the south (?)
See Also
Common Oak Moth (Phoberia atomaris) is superficially similar but has a U-shaped reniform spot, dark band outside PM line, and no dark shading in terminal area (compare images of both species at CBIF)
Print References
Internet References
live and pinned adult images (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
pinned adult image plus foodplants (Dale Clark, Texas)
presence in Minnesota; list (Insects of Cedar Creek, Minnesota)