Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Lithophane franclemonti (Metzler, 1998)


Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Noctuinae
Identification:
Wing Span:
Life History:
Flight: September-October and March-April in Midwest (overwinters as an adult, but not likely to be found in mid-winter like others in genus).
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Habitat: Midwestern sites are typically hilly, dry-mesic oak-hickory-walnut dominated deciduous woodlands, often with prairie openings. The type locality (Ohio) is on level terrain.
Range: Core of range appears to be the "Driftless Region" of western Wisconsin and adjacent Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois. Also recorded from Ohio (type locality), Pennsylvania and Vermont. Occurs mostly west and south of L. innominata, with some areas of overlap.
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