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Species Lacinipolia olivacea - Olive Arches - Hodges#10406

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Eriopygini
Genus Lacinipolia
Species olivacea (Olive Arches - Hodges#10406)
Hodges Number
forewing length 10 - 11 mm (1)
Adult - forewing gray tinged with yellowish-green and white; some pink shading in basal and lower subterminal areas; median area dark gray except reniform spot whitish with greenish filling hindwing white with gray shading; darker gray discal spot and median line [description by Charles Covell]

Larvae - vary from brown to blackish brown. The dorsum is yellow gray with a segmental serries of diffuse gray diamonds. The spiracles are black. The head is brown with dark brown to blackish reticulation and coronal stripes (1)
Alaska to Newfoundland, south in the east to North Carolina, south in the west to New Mexico, Arizona, California
boreal forest clearings, bogs, deciduous wood edges
adults fly from June to September
larvae feed on dandelion, phlox, plantain, rabbit-brush, yarrow
Life Cycle
one generation per year
See Also
may be confused with Oligia mactata (compare images of both species)
Internet References
live adult images by Nolie Schneider, Ontario, and Janice Stiefel, Wisconsin (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult image by John Glaser, plus flight season and food plants (Larry Line, Maryland)
pinned adult image (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
US distribution map (Moths of North America; USGS)
presence in California; list (U. of California at Berkeley)
North American distribution; PDF doc (J.D. Lafontaine and D.M. Wood, Butterflies and Moths of the Yukon)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.