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Species Epipaschia superatalis - Dimorphic Macalla - Hodges#5577

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Epipaschiinae
Genus Epipaschia
Species superatalis (Dimorphic Macalla - Hodges#5577)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epipaschia superatalis Clemens, 1860
Macalla superatalis
Pococera superatalis
Phylogenetic sequence # 165800
The only species in the genus found in America north of Mexico
Wingspan 17-25 mm
Adult: forewing greenish to postmedial (PM) line and reddish-brown beyond

Larva: Stage V. - Head black, a bright white spot in the clypeus, dot on paraclypeus and long spot each side of clypeus; width 1.5 mm. Dorsal band orange; sides black with light blue lines approximate in the center; subcenter pale yellow, venter and feet whitish, anal feet black above. No shields. -- Dyar, H. J. 1904. Poison Ivy Caterpillars. J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 12: 249-250. (google books)… Karl Hillig, 12 December, 2011
Eastern North America
Deciduous forest?
Late May to August
Food plants, Rhus radicans, Rhus vernis. -- Dyar, H. J. 1904. Poison Ivy Caterpillars. J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 12: 249-250. … Karl Hillig, 12 December, 2011
Print References
Covell, (1) p. 406, plate 58 #17.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.
Moth Photographers Group - photo of living Macalla superatalis and related species.
Georgia Lepidoptera--Randy Emmitt's photo, as above
North Carolina State Univ. Entomology Collection lists five pinned, including specimens from North Carolina.
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.