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Species Schizura concinna - Red-humped Caterpillar Moth - Hodges#8010

Not a birch sawfly, but some kind of moth - Schizura concinna Red-humped Caterpillar Moth - Hodges #8010 (Schizura concinna) - Schizura concinna Caterpillar from purple plum - Schizura concinna Red-humped Caterpillar Moth - Hodges #8010 (Schizura concinna) - Schizura concinna Schizura concinna Prominent? - Schizura concinna unknown insect cocoons - Schizura concinna Hodges #8010 - Red-humped Caterpillar Moth - Schizura concinna
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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 Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Heterocampinae
Genus Schizura
Species concinna (Red-humped Caterpillar Moth - Hodges#8010)
Hodges Number
Larva to 35mm
Caterpillar has bright red head and red hump over segment A3. Striping is variable but includes black, yellow and white pinstripes. Takes up a defensive posture raising the rear end when disturbed.
Southern Canada to FL and CA.
Larvae feed on a wide range of woody plants, from many different families.
Life Cycle
1. First instar caterpillars and eggs. 2 and 3. Later instars. 4. Prepupa. 5. Adult
Print References
Wagner, p.311 (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographer's Group has adult images
Butterflies and Moths of North America has map of confirmed records.
Works Cited
1.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.