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Species Psaphida resumens - Figure-Eight Sallow - Hodges#10019

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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 Amphipyrinae
Tribe Psaphidini
Subtribe Psaphidina
Genus Psaphida
Species resumens (Figure-Eight Sallow - Hodges#10019)
Hodges Number
one of seven species in the genus for North America north of Mexico (a)
wingspan 32-38 mm
Adult: forewing mottled pale and dark gray; orbicular, reniform, and claviform spots large, pale gray; orbicular and claviform spots usually touch each other, forming a figure-8; black anal dash crosses broad white ST line; hindwing grayish-brown with darker markings and shading
[adapted from description by Charles Covell, who mistakenly writes "orbicular and reniform spots usually touch..."]
southern Ontario and Massachusetts to Florida, west to Texas, north to Minnesota
deciduous woods; adults are nocturnal and attracted to light
adults fly from March to May
larvae feed on leaves of oak and maple
See Also
Copivaleria grotei can be confusing

no similar species: the figure-8 formed by the orbicular and claviform spots is diagnostic
Print References
Poole, R.W. 1995. The Moths of North America. Fascicle 26.1; p. 166; pl. 5.1-3.(1)
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 26.1. Noctuoidea, Noctuidae: Cuculliinae, Stiriinae, Psaphidinae.
Robert W. Poole. 1995. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.