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Species Peridea ferruginea - Chocolate Prominent - Hodges#7921

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Classification
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 Phalerinae
Genus Peridea
Species ferruginea (Chocolate Prominent - Hodges#7921)
Hodges Number
7921
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Peridea ferruginea (Packard, 1864)
Lophodonta ferruginea Packard, 1864
Peridea ferruginea var. reducta (McDunnough, 1932)
Explanation of Names
ferrugineus is Latin for "rusty"
Range
NL west to MB and south to along the Atlantic to VA, along the Appalachians to northern GA and in the midwest to souther AR. (1)
Food
Gray birch (Betula populifolia), paper birch (Betula papyrifera) and presumably yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis) (at high elevations) and black (river) birch (Betula nigra) (at mid elevations). (1)
See Also
Peridea bordeloni is a less contrasting species which feeds on river birch (Betula nigra). It is found south of ferruginea with overlap in the Appalachians. (1)
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 22.1A
Miller, J.S., D.L. Wagner, P.A. Opler & J.D. Lafontaine. 2018. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems