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Species Nigetia formosalis - Thin-winged Owlet Moth - Hodges#8440

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Scolecocampinae
Genus Nigetia
Species formosalis (Thin-winged Owlet Moth - Hodges#8440)
Hodges Number
8440
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nigetia formosalis Walker, 1866
Size
Wingspan ≈ 19 mm (1)
TL ≈ 12 mm (2)
Identification
Adult: Sharply pointed white FW has a slanting black median bar that connects with black costal streak. Bands of brown and gray shading pass on either side of white ST line. (2)
Range
The species has a scattered distribution from Ontario to Connecticut, south to Florida and Texas. (1)
Food
Larvae have been reared on Protococcus species (freshwater green algae), but probably also feed on lichens. (1)
Life Cycle
One generation in the northern parts, and two or more in the southern parts of its range. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – species page (3)
BOLD Systems - images of DNA supported specimens (4)
Wikipedia - brief description (1)