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

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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 Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Heterocampinae
Genus Schizura
Species concinna (Red-humped Caterpillar Moth - Hodges#8010)
Hodges Number
8010
Size
Larva to 35mm
Identification
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.
Range
Southern Canada to FL and CA.
Food
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.