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Genus Pleromelloida

Pleuromelloida cinerea - Pleromelloida cinerea I've invented a new moth! (frowns) - Pleromelloida cinerea Noctuid - Pleromelloida cinerea Moth IMG_6386 - Pleromelloida cinerea Pleromelloida bonuscula new hatchlings/cocoons - Pleromelloida conserta Noctuid Moth - Pleromelloida conserta Pleromelloida cinerea
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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 Oncocnemidinae
Genus Pleromelloida
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
P. apposita, obliquata, smithi are all treated as synonyms of P. conserta at All-Leps
4 species in North America listed at All-Leps
wingspan about 30 mm
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
British Columbia to California, east to Arizona and Utah, north to Saskatchewan
adults fly either in fall or early spring, depending on species
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)