Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
DNA barcoding indicates the likelihood of multiple species (four?) under this taxon (1) (2)
Similar to, but larger than, the Smoky Idia, I. scobialis.
Includes eastern North America
Adults come to moth bait.
Larvae feed on lichen, rotting wood, grass, other organic matter. Caterpillar overwinters, one generation per year.
- Hindwing is similar to forewing. In I. lubricalis
, the hindwing is poorly marked and paler than forewing. (4)
Borror, entry for lubric (3)
Covell p. 322, plate 41 #15 (5)
Wagner, p. 343--photos of larva, adult (7)
Wagner et al., p. 41--photos of larva, adult (pinned and living) (1)
Smith, J. B., 1895. Contributions Toward A Monograph Of The Insects Of The Lepidopterous Family Noctuidae Of Boreal North America. A Revision Of The Deltoid Moths.
Bulletin of the United States National Museum., 48: 16 (8)
Forbes, 1956. Memoir: Number 329 - Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States, Part III
, 394 (4)