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Species Lambdina pellucidaria - Yellow-headed Looper - Hodges#6892

6892 - Yellow-headed Looper Moth - Lambdina pellucidaria Moth - Lambdina pellucidaria 6892 Yellow-headed Looper - Lambdina pellucidaria Unknown Moth - Lambdina pellucidaria Looper? - Lambdina pellucidaria Lambdina pellucidaria - male Lambdina pellucidaria Yellow-headed Looper  - Lambdina pellucidaria
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Ennominae
Tribe Ourapterygini
Genus Lambdina
Species pellucidaria (Yellow-headed Looper - Hodges#6892)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Pitch Pine Looper; Eastern Pine Looper
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lambdina pellucidaria –(Grote & Robinson, 1867)
wingspan about 33 mm
New York to Illinois and south to Georgia
Adults fly March thru June
Covell (1984) lists the food plants as oaks and pines.(1)
Print References
Hodges, Ronald W. (ed.), 1983; Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with photographs of pinned adults and DNA sequence
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.