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Opsiplanon luella - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- note spotted pattern

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view

© Kyle Kittelberger- note uniform face
Taxonomy
Family: ACHILIDAESynonym: Opsiplanon luellus
Identification
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Description: A small dark species, uniformly dark brown. This species could most easily be confused for Catonia bicinctura, but the wing and face pattern can help distinguish the two. The wings have many small white spots between the veins, but not on the veins like in C. bicinctura. The face is uniformly dark brown, contrasting with the face of C. bicinctura and other Catonias. For more images of pinned specimens, see UDEL.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Primarily Southeastern United States, along Gulf to Texas (UDEL)
Abundance: An uncommon to rare species across the Coastal Plain, possibly found elsewhere.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Unknown
Behavior: Most often found at night, attracted with a light.
Comment: One of three species in this genus; the other two are found in Trinidad (UDEL)
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Opsiplanon luella No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Gates Co.
Comment: open, grassy area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Gates Co.
Comment: open, grassy area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Gates Co.
Comment: open, grassy area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Tony DeSantis
Camden Co.
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