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Species Datana contracta - Contracted Datana - Hodges#7906

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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 Phalerinae
Genus Datana
Species contracta (Contracted Datana - Hodges#7906)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Datana contracta Walker, 1855
Phylogenetic sequence #930037
WS = 38-55mm (1)
Adult: FW reddish brown, with wide, conspicuous yellowish shading along lines. Outer margin is not wavy. HW yellowish with pale brown shading. (1)
Maine to Florida, west to Wisconsin and Arkansas. (1)
Moth Photographers Group – distribution & flight-period chart
June - July (1)
Blueberries, chestnut, hickories, oaks and witch hazel. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.