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Black-banded Owlet - Phalaenostola larentioides Total length: ~10 mm. Violet-gray forewing with wavy AM and PM lines. There are wide bands of black shading in the median area and along the subterminal line.<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a rural area. Black-banded owlet,Geotagged,Phalaenostola,Phalaenostola larentioides,Summer,United States,moth,owlet moth Click/tap to enlarge

Black-banded Owlet - Phalaenostola larentioides

Total length: ~10 mm. Violet-gray forewing with wavy AM and PM lines. There are wide bands of black shading in the median area and along the subterminal line.

Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a rural area.

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The black-banded owlet is a moth of the family Erebidae. It is found from New Brunswick and Wisconsin to Maine, south to Florida and Texas, west to Ontario.

The wingspan is 17 to 24 millimetres . Adults are on wing from May to September. There seem to be two or more generations per year. The larvae feed on dead grass, leaf litter and living clover leaves.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Aug 15, 2019. Captured Aug 14, 2019 20:33 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm