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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Allotria
(Hübner, 1818)
A. elonympha
Binomial name
Allotria elonympha
Hübner, [1823]
  • Ephesia elonympha Hübner, 1818

Allotria is a monotypic moth genus in the family Erebidae. Its only species, Allotria elonympha, the false underwing moth, is found in eastern North America. Both the genus and the species were first described by Jacob Hübner, the genus in 1823 and the species in 1818.[1]

The wingspan is 33–44 mm. Adults are on wing from March to September.

The larvae feed on various deciduous trees, such as black gum (Nyssa sylvatica), hickory and walnut.


  1. ^ Savela, Markku (July 6, 2019). "Allotria Hübner, [1823]". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved December 15, 2019.

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