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Species Lithophane amanda - Amanda's pinion - Hodges#9891

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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 Xylenina
Genus Lithophane (Pinions)
Species amanda (Amanda's pinion - Hodges#9891)
Hodges Number
9891
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lithophane amanda (Smith, 1900)
Xylina amanda Smith, 1900
Phylogenetic sequence # 932544
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 52 species of the genus Lithophane in America north of Mexico.(1)
Size
Forewing length 17-18 mm. (2)
Identification
The original description as Xylina amanda Smith, is available in the print references below.
Pacific Northwest Moths includes a detailed description of the adult. (3)
Miller & Hammond (2003) describe the larva. (4)
Range
Occurs across all of Canada and south to California and Wyoming; south to New York. (5), (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Habitat
Occurs in wet forest and bog areas. (3)
Season
Adults are most common from March to October. (6)
Food
Larvae have been found on many shrubs and trees including Betula (birch), and Populus (aspen), but are usually associated with Salix sp. (willow). (2)
Larvae may also be predatory. (3)
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. p. 297; pl. 54.5. (2)
Smith, J.B. 1900. Revision of the species of Xylina. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 27: 24.