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Genus Eucoptocnemis

Fringed Dart - Hodges#10694 - Eucoptocnemis fimbriaris Fringed Dart - Eucoptocnemis fimbriaris Noctuidae - Eucoptocnemis elingua Fringed Dart - Eucoptocnemis fimbriaris Eucoptocnemis fimbriaris Eucoptocnemis fimbriaris - male Eucoptocnemis fimbriaris - male Trichocerapoda oblita? - Eucoptocnemis dollii - female
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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 Noctuini
Subtribe Agrotina
Genus Eucoptocnemis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
E. dollii was formerly placed in genus Agrotis
E. obvia, sordida, tripars, worthingtoni are all treated as synonyms of the type species E. fimbriaris at All-Leps
6 species in North America (and the world) listed at All-Leps, 2 of which were described by Lafontaine in 2004
wingspan 25-35 mm
Adult: forewing pale to dark gray or brown, usually with prominent reniform spot and dotted PM line; hindwing white to grayish-brown
all of United States except the northwest, plus southern Ontario
adults fly in fall
Internet References
pinned and live adult images of E. dapsilis (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
live adult images of E. fimbriaris [and tripars, now synonymized with fimbriaris] (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult images of E. fimbriaris and dapsilis by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)