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Species Homadaula anisocentra - Mimosa Webworm Moth - Hodges#2353

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Galacticoidea (Galacticid Moths)
Family Galacticidae
Genus Homadaula
Species anisocentra (Mimosa Webworm Moth - Hodges#2353)
Hodges Number
2353
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Homadaula anisocentra Meyrick, 1922
Size
Wingspan 12-16 mm
Larvae reach 10 mm
Identification
Adult: forewing shiny dark gray with small black spots; hindwing solid dark gray.
Range
The range must be expanding. Covell (1) lists its range as Maryland to Florida and west to the Great Plains and Texas. Now this species is at least as far north as Massachusetts.
Food
Mimosa and Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)
Life Cycle
Larvae live in communal webs and overwinter in the pupal stage. (1)
Remarks
Native to Japan and China first found in the U.S. in Washington D.C. in 1943.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page with photographs of living and pinned adults.
live adult images by Bob Patterson, plus common name reference and dates (Moth Photographers Group)
microleps.org - life history, photographs of pinned adult and life cycle.
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.