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931145.008978Nycteola metaspilella – Forgotten Frigid Owlet Moth – (Walker, 1866)

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Distribution: Southern Ontario south to Florida and Texas.
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).
Taxonomic Notes: Nycteola scriptana is a homonym, replaced by Nycteola metaspilella.
References
Nycteola metaspilella
Robin McLeod
Nycteola metaspilella
Robin McLeod
Nycteola metaspilella
Ken Childs
Nycteola metaspilella
Ken Childs
Nycteola metaspilella
Steve Scott
Nycteola metaspilella
Steve Scott
Nycteola metaspilella
Joanne Shuman
Nycteola metaspilella
Bob Patterson
Nycteola metaspilella
23mm – Jim Vargo

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