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Species Nystalea eutalanta - Hodges#7947

Nystalea ebalea - Nystalea eutalanta 7947 - Nystalea eutalanta Nystalea sp. (prominent moth) larva feeding on poisonwood (Anacardiaceae) in Miami  - Nystalea eutalanta Unknown Caterpillar  - Nystalea eutalanta Nystalea eutalanta Nystalea eutalanta Nystalea? - Nystalea eutalanta
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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 Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Nystaleinae
Genus Nystalea
Species eutalanta (Nystalea eutalanta - Hodges#7947)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nystalea eutalanta Dyar, 1921 (142)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930123
Explanation of Names
The status of Nystalea eutalanta as a valid species has gone back and forth. Currently examples of N. ebalea in FL are treated as N. eutalanta. However, BOLD data tells a different story. FL specimens barcode as N. ebalea with the exception of one specimen which may or may not be true N. eutalanta. Per Lafontaine and Schmidt, pers. comm. 7/5/2017, more work needs to be done. I understand that the next MONA fascicle will continue the status quo but that could change. - Steve Nanz 7/5/2017
Wingspan average: (Dyar)
♂ 48 mm.
♀ 52 mm.
Original description online: (142)

Determined Don Lafontaine
Florida. (1), (2), (3)
West Indies and possibly Mexico. (3)
♂ USA: Florida, Coco[a]nut Grove.
♀ USA: Florida, Paradise Key.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults have been recorded every month in Florida. (2), (3)
See Also

Compare to others on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1921. Insecutor Inscit. Menstr. v. 9: p. (142)
Stoll, 1782 [1780]. in Cramer, De Uitlandsche Kapellen Voorkomende in de drie Waereld-deelen Asia, Africa en America. 4 (26b-28): 41, pl. 310.