Morrisonia confusa

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Morrisonia confusa
Morrisonia confusa - Confused Woodgrain Moth (13969518309).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Morrisonia
Species: M. confusa
Binomial name
Morrisonia confusa
Hübner, 1831
  • Auchmis confusa
  • Xylina infructuosa

Morrisonia confusa (The Confused Woodgrain) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in Eastern North America down to Florida, in the north it can be found up to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario.

The wingspan is about 35 mm. The moth flies from April to June depending on the location.

The larvae feed on various deciduous trees, including basswood, birch, ironwood, oak, poplar, sweet gale, and wild black cherry.


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