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

Macaria species? - Spiloloma lunilinea Moth scallop edge - Spiloloma lunilinea Speranza? - Spiloloma lunilinea Moon-lined Moth - Spiloloma lunilinea Moth - Spiloloma lunilinea Zanclognatha lituralis or theralis? - Spiloloma lunilinea Moth identification requested.   Is it a  Macaria and if so, which one? - Spiloloma lunilinea Brown moth with costa notches - Spiloloma lunilinea
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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 Erebinae
Tribe Catocalini
Genus Spiloloma
Species lunilinea (Moon-lined Moth - Hodges#8769)
Hodges Number
8769
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Spiloloma lunilinea (Grote)
Strenoloma lunilinea Grote, 1873
Phylogenetic sequence # 930760
Numbers
Monotypic genus. (1)
Size
Wingspan 44-54 mm.
Larvae mature to 35 mm. (2)
Identification
Adult - Gray with distinctive black marks on forewings, black collar
Crumb (1956) describes the larva. (2)
Range
TX-FL-MD-IA - Map (MPG)
Habitat
Deciduous forests
Season
mostly: Apr-Sep (MPG)
Food
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.