Girish Mahajan

Elaphria festivoides

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Noctuidae
Scientific name  Elaphria festivoides
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Elaphria
Rank  Species
Elaphria festivoides
Similar  Elaphria versicolor, Elaphria nucicolora, Condica vecors, Ogdoconta cinereola, Condica videns

The Festive Midget (Elaphria festivoides) is a species of moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in eastern North America.

Elaphria alapallida was split from Elaphria festivoides by Pogue and Sullivan in 2003. All specimens of Elaphria festivoides previously collected in Canada have turned out to be the new species alapallida, so festivoides is probably not present in Canada.

The wingspan is 21-28 mm. Adults are on wing from April to July. There are at least two generations per year.

Larvae have been reared on Acer negundo.

References

Elaphria festivoides Wikipedia


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