Eastern Panthea

Panthea furcilla

"Panthea furcilla" is a species of moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found across the boreal forest region of Canada west to the Rocky Mountains, and in the eastern parts of the United States, from Maine to Florida, west to Texas, north to Indiana and Ohio.
Eastern Panthea - Panthea furcilla WS: ~40 mm. Larvae feed on conifers.

Habitat: Attracted to 365 and 395 nm lights in a semi-rural area

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Appearance

It has a wingspan of 33–50 mm. The moth flies from June to August in a single brood in Canada, but in two or more generations in the southern United States, depending on the location.
Eastern Panthea - Panthea furcilla Habitat: Attracted to a 365+395 nm LED lights in a semi-rural area

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Naming

There are two recognised subspecies:
⤷ "Panthea furcilla australis" Anweiler, 2009
⤷ "Panthea furcilla furcilla"

The supposed species "P. pallescens" is today considered a form of "P. furcilla" with no taxonomic standing.

Food

The larvae feed on eastern larch, pines, and spruces.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyNoctuidae
GenusPanthea
SpeciesP. furcilla