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Species Eupsilia morrisoni - Morrison's Sallow - Hodges#9936

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Xylenini
Subtribe Xylenina
Genus Eupsilia
Species morrisoni (Morrison's Sallow - Hodges#9936)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eupsilia morrisoni (Grote(1), 1874)
Scopelosoma morrisoni Grote, 1874
Phylogenetic sequence # 932591 (2)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed eight species of Eupsilia in America north of Mexico. (2)
Wingspan 35-40 mm.
Larvae to 33 mm. (3)
Grote (1874) original description as Scopelosoma morrisoni is available online in the print references.
Crumb (1956) describes the larva. (3)
Northeastern North America. (4), (5)
adults usually fly from March to May and again from September to November (may also be active on sunny days in January and February)
larvae feed on leaves of apple, birch, cherry, elm, maple, oak (5)
Life Cycle
overwinters as an adult
Print References
Grote(1), A.G. 1874. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural History 2: 70.
Internet References
live adult images plus description, larval food plants, and other info (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
adult images (Larry Line, Maryland)
Works Cited
1.Augustus Radcliffe Grote, Lepidopterist (1841-1903)
2.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
3.The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]
Samuel Ebb Crumb. 1956. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 1-356.
4.Assessment of species diversity in the Atlantic Maritime Ecozone
McAlpine D.F., Smith I.M. (eds.). 2010. Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press). 785 pp.
5.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.
6.North American Moth Photographers Group
7.Butterflies of North America
8.The Barcode of Life Database (BOLD)