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Species Ianassa pallida - Pale Prominent - Hodges#8014

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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 Heterocampinae
Genus Ianassa
Species pallida (Pale Prominent - Hodges#8014)
Hodges Number
8014
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ianassa pallida Strecker, 1899
Explanation of Names
Ianassa pallida Strecker, 1899, n. comb. in Becker (2014) (1), was formerly placed in the genus Oligocentria.
Size
Wingspan approximately 47 mm
Identification
Forewing is pale yellow/orange/rust with a gray costal margin, black apical dashes, and a narrow black reniform spot (streak). Hindwing is yellowish in males and grayish in females.
Range
Southern BC and southwestern AB; USA: Washington east to western MT and south to central CA and southern AZ and NM. (2)
Type locality: Seattle, WA.
Habitat
Deciduous and mixed woodlands.
Season
Midsummer in the Pacific Northwest.
Food
Caterpillars feed on the foliage of willow (Salix), apple (Malus), maple (Acer), and poplar (Populus).
Works Cited
1.Checklist of New World Notodontidae (Noctuoidea)
Becker, V.O. 2014. Lepidoptera Novae, 7(1): 1-40.
2.Noctuoidea, Notodontidae (Part 2, Conclusion): Heterocampinae, Nystaleinae, Dioptinae, Dicranurinae
Miller, J.S., D.L. Wagner, P.A. Opler & J.D. Lafontaine. 2021. The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 22.1B: 1-443.