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Species Neoligia tonsa - Hodges#9413

Moth for ID ?? - Neoligia tonsa
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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 Apameini
Genus Neoligia
Species tonsa (Neoligia tonsa - Hodges#9413)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neoligia tonsa (Grote(1), 1880)
Oligia tonsa (Grote, 1880)
Hadena tonsa Grote, 1880
Phylogentic sequence # 932397
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed seventeen species of the genus Neoligia in America north of Mexico. (2)
Wingspan about 25 mm.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Widespread records across North America. (4), (5), (6), (7), (8)
The flight period appears to be May to October with the peak in July and August. (4)
Larval host plant is unknown.
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)