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Species Baileya doubledayi - Doubleday's Baileya - Hodges#8969

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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 Nolidae (Nolid Moths)
Subfamily Risobinae
Genus Baileya
Species doubledayi (Doubleday's Baileya - Hodges#8969)
Hodges Number
uncommon to rare, especially southward
Wingspan 24-28 mm
forewing with slightly wavy white postmedial line, and black teardrop-shaped reniform spot (1).
Eastern North America: Nova Scotia, Quebec, south to northern Florida, west to Wisconsin, Mississippi (1)
occurs west to Saskatchewan, Texas
adults fly from April to October
Larvae feed on leaves of alder (Alnus spp.)
Life Cycle
two generations per year
See Also
lines more prominent, and pattern more contrasting than other Baileya species; B. ophthalmica is the most similar, but lacks the large black reniform spot and white PM and ST lines (compare images of both species)
Print References
Covell, p. 132, plate 31 (1)
Internet References
live adult images (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
adult image (Larry Line, Maryland)
pinned adult image (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
flight season; PDF doc plus food plant and life cycle (Macrolepidoptera of Mont Saint-Hilaire Region, McGill U., Quebec)
flight season and food plant (Ohio State U.)
distribution in Canada (CBIF data, presented by U. of Alberta)
presence in Texas; list (Dale Clark, Moths of Dallas County, Texas)
Key to Baileya species; PDF doc (Vernon Brou, courtesy Yale U.)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.