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Species Misogada unicolor - Drab Prominent - Hodges#7974

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Classification
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 Misogada
Species unicolor (Drab Prominent - Hodges#7974)
Hodges Number
7974
Identification
Bronze scales on the tuft of the head are diagnostic in distinguishing this species from H. guttivitta which has green scales on the tuft.
Habitat
larvae can be found on the underside of cottonwood and sycamore leaves April-September. (1)
Food
larvae feed on cottonwood and sycamore
Life Cycle
Young larvae feed close together and skeletonize the undersides of leaves. Large larvae become solitary feeders and will devour all but a leaf’s major veins. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page with photographs of living and pinned adults.
Moth Photographers Group - photograph of living adult and related species for comparison.
Butterflies and Moths of North America - species account with known range maps.
forestpests.org - description and photograh of larva.
Noctuoidea of Eastern Canada - - photograph of pinned adult and related species.
Ohio State - collection records for Wayne County, Ohio.
South Carolina Moths - county map with collection records.