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931144.008977Nycteola cinereana Neumögen & Dyar, 1893

© Libby & Rick Avis
Distribution: Across Canada and southward in the mountains to California and Colorado, Don Lafontaine (pers. comm., 01/23/2019); possibly Wisconsin and New England to New York.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Poplar
Similar Species:
  • 8975 N. frigidana tends to have an abundance of white scales in the am. band. It tends to lack the black line extending from the wing base of N. cinereana.
  • 8977 N. cinereana has a black line or streak extending from the wing base on the thorax, outward and downward toward the hind margin of the forewing, Don Lafontaine (pers. comm., 01/23/2019).
  • 8978 N. metaspilella has a somewhat hoary-gray ground color with the maculation often appearing faded, and often there is a black patch on the outer side of the antemedial line near the hind wing. If it has a basal streak it projects outwardly, Don Lafontaine (pers. comm., 01/23/2019).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Nycteola cinereana Neumögen & Dyar, 1893
Phalaena revayana of authors not Scopoli, 1772
References
Nycteola cinereana
© Janice Stiefel
Nycteola cinereana
© John Davis
Nycteola cinereana
© Marius V. Aurelian
Nycteola cinereana
© John Davis
Nycteola cinereana
© John Davis
Nycteola cinereana
© Gary Anweiler
Nycteola cinereana
© Gary Anweiler
Nycteola cinereana
22mm – © Jim Vargo
Nycteola cinereana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Nycteola cinereana
© Canadian National Collection LG


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