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Polygrammate
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Scientific classification
Synonyms

Generic

  • Diphthera Hübner, 1809
  • Grammophora Guenée, 1852

Specific

  • Polygrammate hebraea Guenée, 1852 (missp.)

Polygrammate is a monotypic moth genus of the family Noctuidae. Its only species, Polygrammate hebraeicum, the Hebrew moth or Hebrew, is found in the eastern parts of North America, from Ontario, south to Florida and as far west as Texas. Both the genus and the species were first described by Jacob Hübner in 1818.

Polygrammate hebraeicum ultimate instar
Polygrammate hebraeicum larvae

The wingspan is 23–39 mm. Adults are on wing from May to August.

The larvae feed on black gum trees.

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