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Species Melanchra pulverulenta - Hodges#10294

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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 Hadenini
Genus Melanchra
Species pulverulenta (Melanchra pulverulenta - Hodges#10294)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melanchra pulverulenta (Smith, 1888)
FW length 14 - 18 mm a
This species can usually be identified by the combination of a dark olive-gray FW with a uneven but distinct white subterminal line forming a spot near the anal angle. a
Widely distributed across boreal North America. It occurs from Alaska to Newfoundland in the North. The southern limits are New York in the East, Minnesota in the Midwest, Colorado in the Rocky Mountains, and California along the Pacific Coast. a
See Also
It is most similar to Melanchra assimilis, which is darker and more uniform black. The white subterminal spot is restricted to the anal angle of FW. a