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Species Acronicta fallax - Green Marvel - Hodges#9281

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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 Acronictinae
Genus Acronicta (Dagger Moths)
Species fallax (Green Marvel - Hodges#9281)
Hodges Number
9281
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly Agriopodes fallax.
Explanation of Names
fallac is Latin for deceptive (1)
Numbers
4 spp in genus per Nearctica
Range
Eastern North America
Season
Feb to Nov in Florida per Kimball (1965) (2)
Food
Principal host plant is Viburnum per Handfield (1999) and Kimball (1965) (2)
Print References
Handfield, L. 1999. Le guide des papillons du Qu├ębec. Broquet Inc., Boucherville, Quebec.
Internet References
Polyphyly of Lichen-cryptic Dagger Moths Christian Schmidt, David Wagner, Brigette Zacharczenko, Reza Zahiri, and Gary Anweiler
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.The Lepidoptera of Florida: An Annotated Checklist.
Charles P. Kimball. 1965. Florida Dept. of Ag. Gainesville, FL. v + 363 pp.