Supriya Ghosh

Athetis tarda

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Domain  Eukarya
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Rank  Species
Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Noctuidae
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Similar  Elaphria versicolor, Amphipyra pyramidoides, Proxenus miranda, Callopistria floridensis, Athetis

Athetis tarda, the slowpoke moth, is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in North America, where it has been recorded from New Hampshire to Florida and from Missouri to Texas. The habitat consists of oak woodlands.

The wingspan is 23–35 mm. The forewings are dark greyish-brown with darker but inconspicuous lines and blackish inconspicuous spots. There is usually a group of four pale dots around the reniform spot. Adults are on wing from late March to May and again from late August to September.

The larvae feed on dead Quercus leaves.

References

Athetis tarda Wikipedia


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