Owlet moths Insect

The Owlet moths Insect Catacola amatrix, commonly known as the sweetheart underwing, is found in the United States and Canada. Wingspan 2.9-3.7 inches(7.5-9.5 cm).


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Common name: Owlet moths

Family: Noctuidae

Order: Lepidoptera

Class/Subphylum: Insecta/Hexapoda

Number of species: About 25,000 (2,952 u.s.)

Wingspan: From about 0.2 in (5 mm) to about 12 in (30 cm)

Key features: Color mostly dull, brownish or grayish; hind wings sometimes brightly colored; Owlet moths Insect some tropical species  warningly colored on all wings; wings generally held rooflike over body when at rest; body usually robust; frenulum well developed; antennae slender, threadlike, not pectinate; Owlet moths Insect proboscis well developed; hearing organs on either side of thorax; generally smooth, but sometimes densely hairy

Habits: Adults mainly nocturnal, but some species active by day and night; some species strongly migratory; adults most often found resting on leaves or on tree bark, sometimes on flowers, some adults hibernate; caterpillars can be pests of cultivated plants


Breeding: Males may use scent brushes on body or legs to drench females in pheromones; eggs generally have attractive surface ornamentation and may be laid singly or in batches pupa cylindrical, lying naked in the ground or in a cocoon on the surface; some species pupate in hollow stems

Diet: Adults feed on flower nectar, urine soaked ground, fermenting tree sap, fruits, or the fluids of mammals, caterpillars mainly eat leaves, a number eat decaying organic matter, lichens, or fungi; a tiny minority are predators

Habitat: Found in all habitats, the most widely spread of moths; often common in large cities

Distribution: Worldwide except in areas of harsh cold or drought.

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