Feltia subgothica (Haworth) Subgothic Dart

Pogue, Michael G., 2006, The Noctuinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, U. S. A., Zootaxa 1215 (1), pp. 1-95 : 30-31

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.1215.1.1

publication LSID

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https://treatment.plazi.org/id/2254ED3C-BF70-FFCF-5A77-FA4031FD4FD4

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scientific name

Feltia subgothica (Haworth) Subgothic Dart
status

 

21. Feltia subgothica (Haworth) Subgothic Dart

( Fig. 26, Map 16)

Identification: Forewing length 15.0–18.0 mm. Forewing ground color is gray with dark gray patches in the basal, discal, and terminal areas. Claviform spot does not extend to reniform spot and is usually shorter than in F. jaculifera . Orbicular and reniform spots are similar to those of F. jaculifera . R and M veins are highlighted with white. Hindwing in male is dirty white to gray with dark gray costa, outer margin, and veins, and in female it is dark gray.

Flight period: Collected from mid­August to mid­October.

Collected localities: North Carolina: Swain Co., Big Cove Road site b, Big Cove Road site c, Big Cove Road site p, Big Cove Road site w . Tennessee: Blount Co., Cades Cove near Ranger Station, Tremont; Cocke Co. , Cosby campground, Foothills Parkway E ast, Foothills Parkway; Sevier Co. , 6 mi S of Sugarlands Visitor Center. (22 specimens)

MAP 16. Collecting localities of Feltia subgothica .

Elevation range: 1360–3320 ft. (415–1012 m)

General distribution: Widespread across southern Canada from Nova Scotia to Saskatchewan; in the United States from Maine to the southern Appalachians, west across the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains to eastern Washington, southern Idaho, Utah, and western Arizona ( Lafontaine 2004) .

Larval hosts: Host plant records are unreliable due to the larval similarity discussed under F. jaculifera ; probably has a broad larval host range ( Lafontaine 2004).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Noctuidae

Genus

Feltia