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Species Anaplectoides brunneomedia - Hodges#11002

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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 Noctuini
Subtribe Noctuina
Genus Anaplectoides
Species brunneomedia (Anaplectoides brunneomedia - Hodges#11002)
Hodges Number
11002
Pronunciation
an-ay-plek-TOY-dees broo-nee-oh-MAY-dee-uh
Explanation of Names
Species name refers to the dark brown median area, which distinguishes this moth from the closely related Anaplectoides pressus.
Identification
Similar to Anaplectoides pressus, replacing it at high elevations in the Appalachian Mountains, distinguished by the dark median area contrasting boldly with the rest of the wing.
Range
Only at very high elevations in the southern Appalachian Mountains, from West Virginia to North Carolina and Tennessee. Can be common within its restricted range.
Habitat
High elevation forests in the southern Appalachian Mountains
Season
Mid-summer. In West Virginia, it is most common in early- to mid-July.
See Also
Anaplectoides pressus is more evenly brown in coloration and does not overlap with this species in range.