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Species Meropleon ambifusca - Newman's Brocade Moth - Hodges#9428

Noctuidae: Meropleon ambifusca - Meropleon ambifusca Noctuidae: Meropleon ambifusca - Meropleon ambifusca Noctuidae: Meropleon ambifusca - Meropleon ambifusca Newman's Brocade - Meropleon ambifusca Newman's Brocade (Meropleon ambifusca) - Meropleon ambifusca Newman's Brocade Moth - Meropleon ambifusca Meropleon ambifusca Moth - Meropleon ambifusca Meropleon ambifusca? - Meropleon ambifusca
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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 Apameini
Genus Meropleon
Species ambifusca (Newman's Brocade Moth - Hodges#9428)
Hodges Number
9428
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Meropleon ambifuscum
Explanation of Names
Lafontaine and Schmidt, 2010, list this as 932414 Meropleon ambifusca (Newman, 1948)
Size
The Newman's Brocade has an average wingspan of 30mm. 1
Identification
The FW is gray with the basal or inner half dark gray and heavily shaded with black, especially toward the inner margin. The outer half of the FW is whitish shaded with light gray. The HW is whitish and pale gray. 1
Habitat
The typical habitat for Newman's brocade is a marshy wetland although at present, the host plant and the larval stages of this species have not yet been described. The larvae are probably borers in an aquatic sedge or rush. Other habitats with which this species is associated include prairies, fens, ephemeral wetlands and forest openings. 1
Season
Flight from 3rd week of August to 4th week of September 1