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Species Ulolonche modesta - Hodges#10569

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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 Eriopygini
Genus Ulolonche
Species modesta (Ulolonche modesta - Hodges#10569)
Hodges Number
10569
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ulolonche modesta (Morrison, 1874)
Hyssia modesta (Hampson, 1905)
Dianthoecia modesta Morrison, 1874
Phylogenetic sequence # 933120
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 9 species of the genus Ulolonche in America north of Mexico. (1)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2011) reduced the genus to 8 species by including U. marloffi as a synonym of U. fasciata. (2)
Size
Morrison (1874) listed a wingspan of 28 mm.
Identification
The original description as Dianthoecia modesta Morrison, and the Hampson (1905 ) description as Hyssia modesta, are in the print references below.
Terminal space of forewing is usually a contrasting lighter blue-gray color.
Photo determined by Hugh McGuinness & James Adams.
Range
Eastern North America. (3), (4)
Season
The flight period is February to September with most records April to June. (4)
Food
The host plant is unknown.
See Also
Three similar western species.
Print References
Hampson, G.F., 1905. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum. 5: 286.
Morrison, H.K., 1874. Descriptions of new Noctuidae. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History. 17: 144.