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Genus Feltia

Dingy Cutworm Moth - Feltia jaculifera - Feltia herilis Adult - Feltia subterranea - male 8016940 - Feltia herilis Dingy Cutworm Moth - Feltia jaculifera Dingy Cutworm Moth - Feltia jaculifera Dart Moth - Feltia subterranea Feltia tricosa - Tricose Dart - Feltia Dingy Cutworm Moth  - Feltia jaculifera
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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 Noctuini
Subtribe Agrotina
Genus Feltia
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 18 species of the genus Feltia species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Wingspan 3-4.5 cm
Identification
Distinctive barring on forewing. Species identification a bit difficult. See Internet references--the illustrations in Covell (2) are very dark.
Range
Includes eastern North America.
Habitat
Varied
Season
August to November
Food
Adults may take some nectar.
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on a variety of herbs, and some woody plants. Hosts include many cultivated plants, and the caterpillars may be a pest.
Print References
Covell, p. 91, plate 19 (2)
Lafontaine JD, Schmidt BC (2010) Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. (1)
Internet References
Insects of Cedar Creek--Feltia jaculifera/subgothica?
Dallas Butterflies--Dingy Cutworm Moth (Feltia jaculifers)
Maryland Moths--Feltia subgothica
Canadian Biodiversity---pinned adult images of all 4 species occurring in Canada
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.