Samiksha Jaiswal

Elaphria grata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Noctuidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Elaphria
Elaphria grata
Similar  Elaphria versicolor, Elaphria, Galgula partita, Condica vecors, Ogdoconta cinereola

Elaphria grata, the Grateful Midget Moth, is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in North America, where it has been recorded from Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

The wingspan is 20-26 mm. The forewings are reddish-brown with whitish lines. There are dark grey dots in the reniform and orbicular spots. Adults are on wing from April to October in multiple generations per year.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on forbs, Quercus species and dead leaves.

References

Elaphria grata Wikipedia


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