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Cosmia calami
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Scientific classification
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Family:
Noctuidae
Genus:
Cosmia
Species:
C. calami
Binomial name
Cosmia calami
(Harvey, 1876)
Synonyms
  • Calymnia calami Harvey, 1876
  • Cosmia calamia McDunnough, 1938
  • Atethmia canescens Behr, 1885
  • Cosmia calami f. orinellla (Strand, 1916)
  • Cosmia calami f. orinula (Strand, 1916)

The American dun-bar moth (Cosmia calami) is a moth in the family Noctuidae. It is found in North America, including California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin.

The wingspan is about 32 mm. The forewings are pale yellow to light brown with small discal spots. The hindwings are white. Adults are on wing in midsummer.

The larvae are carnivorous and feed on geometrid caterpillars that feed on Quercus species.

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