New York Natural Heritage Program
An Ear Moth
Amphipoea erepta ryensis
Kingdom: Animalia

      Phylum: Mandibulates (Mandibulata)

           Class: Insects (Insecta)

                Order: Butterflies, Skippers, and Moths (Lepidoptera)

                     Family: Owlet Moths (Noctuidae)

Comments on the Classification [-]
The moth may not belong in this genus. Both the distinctness and limits of ryensis are poorly known. The moth differs some from A. erepta from the Mississippi Valley, but it needs to be compared to more eastern series. The taxon erepta may merit its own genus.