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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).
References
Nycteola cinereana
© Janice Stiefel
Nycteola cinereana
© John Davis
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© Marius V. Aurelian
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© John Davis
Nycteola cinereana
© John Davis
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© Gary Anweiler
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© Gary Anweiler
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22mm – © Jim Vargo
Nycteola cinereana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Nycteola cinereana
© Canadian National Collection LG


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