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Species Neoligia tonsa - Hodges#9413

Moth for ID ?? - Neoligia tonsa
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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 Apameini
Genus Neoligia
Species tonsa (Neoligia tonsa - Hodges#9413)
Hodges Number
9413
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neoligia tonsa (Grote(1), 1880)
Oligia tonsa (Grote, 1880)
Hadena tonsa Grote, 1880
Phylogentic sequence # 932397
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed seventeen species of the genus Neoligia in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Wingspan about 25 mm.
Identification
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Range
Widespread records across North America. (4), (5), (6), (7), (8)
Season
The flight period appears to be May to October with the peak in July and August. (4)
Food
Larval host plant is unknown.
Remarks
Listed as Oligia tonsa on many checklists available online.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Barnes, W, & J.H. McDunnough(9) 1912. New species and genera of North American Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist 44: 55.
Grote, A.R. 1880. New species of N. Am. moths. The Canadian Entomologist 12: 214.
Hampson, G.F. 1908. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum. 7: 392
Troubridge, J.T. & J.D. LaFontaine 2004. The Moths of Canada (Noctuidae: Hadeninae: Apameini) PDF. (10)