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Species Metaxaglaea viatica - Roadside Sallow Moth - Hodges#9944

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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 Metaxaglaea
Species viatica (Roadside Sallow Moth - Hodges#9944)
Hodges Number
9944
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Metaxaglaea viatica (Grote, 1874)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932598
Size
Wingsapn average 50 mm. (1)
Identification
Dull chestnut brown FW has slightly toothed, purplish AM & PM lines. Tips of the teeth on PM form a row of dots. Large orbicular and reniform spots are darker than ground color and partly outlined pale yellow. Reniform spot has blackish dot in inner half. ST is warm brown, edged pale yellow. (2)
HW gray with a pink fringe.
Food
Apple, crab apple, mountain ash and cherry (2)
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.