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Species Platypolia anceps - Hodges#9976

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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 Xylenini
Subtribe Antitypina
Genus Platypolia
Species anceps (Platypolia anceps - Hodges#9976)
Hodges Number
9976
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Platypolia anceps (Stephens, 1850) (1)
Polia anceps Stephens, 1850 (2)
Hadena aplectoides Guenée, 1852
Polia confragosa Morrison, 1875
Pachypolia acutissima Grote, 1875 (2)
Polia medialis Grote, 1876
Phylogenetic sequence #932696
Numbers
Four Platypolia species are found in America north of Mexico.(1)
Size
Forewing length 14-18 mm. (3)
Range
Across Canada and south to the Great Lakes region, New England and throughout the mountains south to North Carolina. South through the mountains of Colorado and California. (3) , (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Habitat
Found in moist forests. (3)
Season
Known as a fall flier with most records from septermber to November, but can fly as early as June in southern areas. (3) , (4)
Food
Larval host is unknown but most likely hardwoods. (3)
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