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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
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)
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.