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Genus Pleromelloida

I've invented a new moth! (frowns) - Pleromelloida Ashy Pleromelloida - Pleromelloida cinerea Pleromelloida conserta Pleromelloida conserta Unknown Noctuid - Pleromelloida cinerea Acronicta sp.? - Pleromelloida Noctuidae: Pleromelloida conserta - Pleromelloida conserta Pleromelloida cinerea
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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 Oncocnemidinae
Genus Pleromelloida
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
P. apposita, obliquata, smithi are all treated as synonyms of P. conserta at All-Leps
Numbers
4 species in North America listed at All-Leps
Size
wingspan about 30 mm
Identification
Adult: forewing variably gray to mostly blackish; shading/speckling usually lighter/sparser along costa than toward inner margin; lines heaviest at costa; hindwing variably brownish-gray to mostly whitish
Range
British Columbia to California, east to Arizona and Utah, north to Saskatchewan
Season
adults fly either in fall or early spring, depending on species
Food
larvae of at least two species feed on Common Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus)
Internet References
pinned adult images of 3 species occurring in Canada (U. of Alberta, using CBIF images)
distribution in Canada of 3 species (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)
presence in Oregon; list of P. cinerea, conserta [the listed "obliquata" is a form of conserta] (Oregon State U.)
presence in Utah; list of P. cinerea and form "obliquata" of conserta (Joel Johnson, Utah Lepidopterists' Society)
presence in California; list of P. bonuscula, cinerea, conserta and form "obliquata" (U. of California at Berkeley)
flight season and larval foodplants (Jeff Miller, Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands, USGS)
presence in Arizona; list of P. arizonata (Bruce Wash, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)