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Species Oedemasia semirufescens - Red-washed Prominent - Hodges#8012

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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 Oedemasia
Species semirufescens (Red-washed Prominent - Hodges#8012)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Oedemasia semirufescens (Walker, 1865)
Hatima semirufescens Walker, 1865
Oedemasia eximia Grote, 1881
Explanation of Names
Oedemasia semirufescens (Walker, 1865), n. comb. in Becker (2014) (1), was formerly placed in the genus Schizura.
3-4.5cm wingspan
Variable grayish brown, FW variably streaked with yellowish, red, and black. Usually has a black basal dot, and reniform spot. HW light yellowish with gray shading.

Caterpillar "Yellow, pink or brown with extensive netwrk of brown mottling. A1 with fleshy, forward-projecting horn, cleft at its apex; last thoracic segment also drawn into sizable dorsal horn; and A5 humped. head usually with broad, brown stripe running from vertex to antenna."(2) Pale chevron-shaped mark towards rear end of back.
Canada: NS to BC; USA (east): ME south to southern FL west to MN and eastern TX in wooded areas; USA (west): WA, ID, OR, CA, northwestern CO, southwestern SD. (3)
Type locality (leptinoides): "Middles States".
Type locality (mustelina): Cambridge, MA.
Woodlands and forests.
Flies May-September.
Two generations of mature caterpillars from June onward.
A wide assortment of trees and shrubs. Apple, beech, birch, poplar, oak, maples, roses and willows.
Print References
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Works Cited
1.Checklist of New World Notodontidae (Noctuoidea)
Becker, V.O. 2014. Lepidoptera Novae, 7(1): 1-40.
2.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.
3.Noctuoidea, Notodontidae (Part 2, Conclusion): Heterocampinae, Nystaleinae, Dioptinae, Dicranurinae
Miller, J.S., D.L. Wagner, P.A. Opler & J.D. Lafontaine. 2021. The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 22.1B: 1-443.
4.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.