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Species Tholera americana - Hodges#10523

Tholera americana Tholera americana Moth - Tholera americana - male Moth - Tholera americana - male Tholera americana Tholera americana Tholera americana - female Tholera americana
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Classification
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 Tholerini
Genus Tholera
Species americana (Tholera americana - Hodges#10523)
Hodges Number
10523
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neuronia americana Smith 1894.(1)
Explanation of Names
The specific epithet "americana" presumably comes from the fact that this is the sole North American representative of an Old World genus (Neuronia, now Tholera).
Size
Wingspan, 31 mm.(1)
Identification
A distinctive species, mottled gray and black with all veins prominently highlighted with white, plus a subterminal line of white.
Range
British Columbia to Alberta, south in mountains to n. California and Colorado (MPG records).
Season
Adults fly in August-September (MPG, BugGuide records).
Food
Larvae of Old World members of the genus feed on grasses.(1)
Print References
Smith, John B. 1894. Descriptions of New Genera and Species of Noctuidae. Trans. Am. Ent. Soc. 21:39-88, 6 plates.
Internet References
Original description of Neuronia americana.
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of New Genera and Species of Noctuidae
John B. Smith. 1894. Trans. American Entomological Society.