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Species Spiloloma lunilinea - Moon-lined Moth - Hodges#8769

Almost hairless caterpillar - Spiloloma lunilinea Moon-lined Moth - Spiloloma lunilinea Moon lined moth - Spiloloma lunilinea Spiloloma lunilinea (Grote) - Spiloloma lunilinea Gray moth - Spiloloma lunilinea moth sp - Spiloloma lunilinea Digrammia ocellinata? - Spiloloma lunilinea Spiloloma lunilinea (Moon-Lined Moth) - Spiloloma lunilinea
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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 Catocalini
Genus Spiloloma
Species lunilinea (Moon-lined Moth - Hodges#8769)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Spiloloma lunilinea (Grote)
Strenoloma lunilinea Grote, 1873
Phylogenetic sequence # 930760
Monotypic genus. (1)
Wingspan 44-54 mm.
Larvae mature to 35 mm. (2)
Adult - Gray with distinctive black marks on forewings, black collar
Crumb (1956) describes the larva. (2)
Deciduous forests
mostly: Apr-Sep (MPG)
Larval host is Honeylocust - Gleditsia triacanthos (Fabaceae) (2)
Print References
Covell, p. 172, plate 40 #4 (3)
Crumb, 1956. p. 286
Salsbury, p. 339--photo (4)
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.The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]
Samuel Ebb Crumb. 1956. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 1-356.
3.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
4.Insects in Kansas
Glenn A. Salsbury and Stephan C. White. 2000. Kansas Dept. of Agriculture.