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Species Dasychira obliquata - Streaked Tussock Moth - Hodges#8302

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Lymantriinae (Tussock Moths)
Tribe Orgyiini
Genus Dasychira
Species obliquata (Streaked Tussock Moth - Hodges#8302)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Parorgyia obliquata Grote & Robinson, 1866
Dasychira obliquata Grote & Robinson, 1866
Wingspan 35-43 mm
Tough--variable. Distinctive when shows long thin streaks on forewings. Detailed description available in MONA Fascicle 22-2 at link in citations below. (1)
Southern Quebec south to mountains of Georgia. West to upper midwest, Nebraska.
Near deciduous forests and woodlands, presumably.
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on several different deciduous trees (beech, hickories), but esp. oaks.
Print References
Covell, p. 338, plate 45 #2(?), #8 (2)
Grote & Robinson, 1866. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia. 6:4
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 22.2. Noctuoidea, Lymantriidae
D. C. Ferguson. 1978. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
2.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.