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Species Norape ovina - White Flannel Moth - Hodges#4650

Stinging caterpillar - Norape ovina caterpillar - Norape ovina White Flannel Moth - Norape ovina Tiger? with furry legs - Norape ovina Cluster of Black Caterpillars with Yellow Spots at the base of a locust tree - Norape ovina All white Arctiini - Norape ovina Hodges #4650 - White Flannel Moth - Norape ovina White Flannel Moth - Norape ovina
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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 Zygaenoidea
Family Megalopygidae (Flannel Moths)
Genus Norape
Species ovina (White Flannel Moth - Hodges#4650)
Hodges Number
4650
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Norape ovina (Sepp, [1848])
Phalxna ovina Sepp, [1848]
Carama ovina
Ulosota cretata Grote, 1864
* phylogenetic sequence #140700
Explanation of Names
Species name ovina is Latin, meaning "of or like sheep."
Size
Wingspan 27-33 mm.
Forewing length 11-17 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - wings and body pure gleaming white, seperated from other white moths by wing shape, and stout hairy body. HW rounded. Male has orangish antennae.
Range
Southern Arizona to Texas and throughout the southern United States to South America. (1)
Food
A variety of hosts reported including black locust, hackberry and redbud. (1)
Life Cycle
Two generations per year in most of range, likely more in south.
Remarks
Caterpillar has stinging spines.
Print References
Covell Jr., C.V. Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America. p.413, plate 13 (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p.165, pl.20.27m (1)
Sepp, J.C. 1848-52. Surinaamsche vlinders : naar het leven geteekend 3: 233, pl.105
Wagner, D.L. 2005. Caterpillars of Eastern North America. Princeton University Press. p.56 (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.
3.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.