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Species Dasychira obliquata - Streaked Tussock Moth - Hodges#8302

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Lymantriinae (Tussock Moths)
Tribe Orgyiini
Genus Dasychira
Species obliquata (Streaked Tussock Moth - Hodges#8302)
Hodges Number
8302
Size
Wingspan 35-43 mm
Identification
Tough--variable. Distinctive when shows long thin streaks on forewings.
Range
Southern Quebec south to mountains of Georgia. West to upper midwest, Nebraska.
Habitat
Near deciduous forests and woodlands, presumably.
Season
June-September
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on several different deciduous trees (beech, hickories), but esp. oaks.
Print References
Covell, p. 338, plate 45 #2(?), #8 (1)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.