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Species Dasychira manto - Manto Tussock Moth - Hodges#8307

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Lymantriinae (Tussock Moths)
Tribe Orgyiini
Genus Dasychira
Species manto (Manto Tussock Moth - Hodges#8307)
Hodges Number
8307
Size
Wingspan 31-40 mm (male), 38-48 mm (female)
Identification
Forewing more uniformly dark brown than in related Dasychira.
Range
Southeastern United States: Maryland south to Florida, west to Kentucky, Texas.
Habitat
Presumably near pine forests.
Season
April-October (2-3 broods)
Life Cycle
Larvae fed on pines, esp. Jack Pine, Pinus banksiana, and Scrub Pine, Pinus virginiana.
Print References
Covell p. 339, plate 45 (1)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.