Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Heterocampa umbrata Walker, 1855
Phylogenetic sequence #
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 21 species of the genus Heterocampa
in America north of Mexico. (1)
Larger, mottled grayish, brown, green, with dark lines, white blotch near apex of forewing (2)
Prothorax with pair of raised, shiny reddish knobs to either side of white mid-dorsal patch. (3)
Compare to H. biundata
with head dull red-pink to red-purple, produced upward with dark knob to either die of midline. (3)
Eastern North America to Texas.
Moth Photographers Group
- large map with some collection locations and dates.
Forests and barrens with hostplants (oaks).
The main flight period appears to be March to October; longer flight in southern states.
Mature larvae reported May to November. (3)
The larvae feed on oaks (Quercus). Two generations per year in much of range, multiple generations in Florida.
Covell, pp. 333-334, plate 44 (2)
Wagner, p. 302--photos of larva, adult (3)