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Species Polia imbrifera - Cloudy Arches - Hodges#10276

Cloudy Arches - Polia imbrifera Noctuidae: Polia imbrifera? - Polia imbrifera Noctuidae, dorsal - Polia imbrifera Noctuidae, lateral - Polia imbrifera Polia imbrifera Polia imbrifera Polia imbrifera Polia imbrifera - Cloudy Arches - Hodges#10276 - Polia imbrifera
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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 Hadenini
Genus Polia
Species imbrifera (Cloudy Arches - Hodges#10276)
Hodges Number
10276
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Polia imbrifera (Guenée, 1852) (1)
Eurois imbrifera (Guenée, 1852)
Aplecta imbrifera Guenée, 1852
Phylogenetic sequence # 932868
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed nine species of the genus Polia in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Forewing length length 20-23 mm. (3)
Hampson (1905) reported a wingspan of 54 mm.
Identification
Range
British Columbia eastward across Canada, and widespread in the eastern United States. (4), (5)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
The adults are most common from June to August. (4)
Food
Poole (1989) listed the following larval host plants. (6)
Prunus virginiana (chokecherry)
Salix spp. (willow)
Betula spp. (birch)
Alnus rugosa (gray alder)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (4)
Print References
Guenée, 1852. Noctuidae 2: 76, 768.
Hampson, G.F. 1857. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of British Museum. London. 11: 555.
Hampson, G.F. 1905. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum. London. Supplement 5: 68.