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Leuconycta diphteroides

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Hexapoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Phylum  Arthropoda
Class  Insecta
Family  Noctuidae
Leuconycta diphteroides

The Green Leuconycta Moth or Green Owlet (Leuconycta diphteroides) is a species of moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found from Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Texas and north to Saskatchewan.

The wingspan is 27–32 mm. The forewings are suffused with green but may be all white in rare cases. There is a small black rectangular blotch which touches the costa near the base and another larger blotch halfway along the costa. One form has a number of black lines and spots scattered across the wing surface, while form "obliterata" is relatively unmarked. The hindwings are pale greyish with a dull yellowish terminal band. Adults are on wing from May to September.

The larvae feed on Solidago and Aster species.

References

Leuconycta diphteroides Wikipedia


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