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Species Lacinipolia anguina - Snaky Arches - Hodges#10372

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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 anguina (Snaky Arches - Hodges#10372)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lacinipolia anguina (Grote, 1881)
Phylogenetic sequence # 933019
Explanation of Names
ANGUINA: from the Latin "anguis" (snake); the origin of the common name Snaky Arches, but I don't know what it refers to
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) included 64 species of the genus Lacinipolia in America north of Mexico.(1)
Forewing length 11-12 mm.(2)
Adult: forewing pale gray with darker gray median shading; lines and spots black; black dash near anal angle usually broken by pale gray or white ST line; inner half of reniform spot filled with reddish-brown; PM line with large arc near inner margin; hindwing whitish to pale gray with darker shading distally and dark veins
all of southern Canada and most of northern United States, south in the plains to Texas; absent from southeast and southwest. (3)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
adults usually fly from April to July (2)
(or to October in Maryland)
unrecorded(2); reared on raspberry leaves (Jim Sogaard)
Life Cycle
one generation per year, possibly two in the south

late instar larva, adult
rare to locally common
See Also
Moth Photographers Group - photo of pinned Lacinipolia anguina and related species for comparison.
Print References
Powell, J.A., & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, plate 56.9, p. 305.(2)
Internet References
live adult images (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
Moths of Maryland - pinned adult.
pinned adult image (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
distribution in Canada list of provinces (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)