Local Hooded Owlets: Subfamily Cuculliinae…

Cucu 1Cucu 3Cucu 4Cucu 2

These images introduce our local Hooded Owlet Moths (Family Noctuidae, Subfamily Cuculliinae).  Images shown here probably represent four species, all of which belong to one genus.  These specimens were found and photographed in northeastern North Dakota.

See if you can identity a couple of these moths by matching these images with those on pages 406-409 of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America.  

Moth Book

Go to this link in the Moth Photographer’s Guide to view many other splendid examples of Hooded Owlet Moths found in the genus Cucullia: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/slow.php?plate=31&page=15&size=s&sort=h

 

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