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Species Lithophane semiusta - Singed Pinion - Hodges#9885

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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 Xylenini
Subtribe Xylenina
Genus Lithophane (Pinions)
Species semiusta (Singed Pinion - Hodges#9885)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lithophane semiusta Grote, 1874 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #932531.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet semiusta from Latin meaning "half-scorched, singed." (2)
Total length 18 mm. (3)
Northeastern North America.
Type Locality: Canada (J. Pettit).
Deciduous woodlands and gardens. (3)
Adults fly October to mid-May. (3)
The larvae feed on chokecherry, basswood and popular. Also, trembling aspen. (3)
Life Cycle
According to Handfield (1999), this species overwinters as an adult.
Print References
Beadle, D. & S. Leckie, 2012. Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America. Houghton Mifflin. (3)
Grote, A.R., 1874. On the Noctuidae of North America. 6th Annual Report of the Peabody Academy of Sciences for the Year 1873, 34. (1)
Works Cited
1.On the Noctuidae of North America.
Augustus Radcliffe Grote. 1874. 6th Annual Report of the Peabody Academy of Sciences, 21-53.
2.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
3.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.