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Species Dasychira manto - Manto Tussock Moth - Hodges#8307

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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 manto (Manto Tussock Moth - Hodges#8307)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dasychira manto (Strecker, 1900)
Phylogenetic Sequence # 930159
Wingspan 31-40 mm (male), 38-48 mm (female)
Forewing more uniformly dark brown than in related Dasychira.
Southeastern United States: Maryland south to Florida, west to Kentucky, Texas.
Presumably near pine forests.
April-October (2-3 broods)
Larvae fed on pines, esp. Jack Pine, Pinus banksiana, and Scrub Pine, Pinus virginiana.
Life Cycle
Eggs; Larva; Cocoon; Adult Female:
Print References
Covell p. 339, plate 45 (1)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.