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Species Homadaula anisocentra - Mimosa Webworm Moth - Hodges#2353

Homadaula anisocentra – Mimosa Webworm Moth - Homadaula anisocentra Pennsylvania Moth  - Homadaula anisocentra Mimosa Webworm Moth - Homadaula anisocentra Moth P - Homadaula anisocentra 3022816 moth - Homadaula anisocentra Homadaula anisocentra? - Homadaula anisocentra Homadaula anisocentra moth - Homadaula anisocentra
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Galacticoidea (Galacticid Moths)
Family Galacticidae
Genus Homadaula
Species anisocentra (Mimosa Webworm Moth - Hodges#2353)
Hodges Number
2353
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Homadaula anisocentra Meyrick, 1922
Homadaula albizziae Clarke, 1943
Homadaula usuguronis Matsumura, 1931
Size
Wingspan 12-16 mm
Larvae reach 10 mm
Identification
Adult: forewing shiny dark gray with small black spots; hindwing solid dark gray.
Range
The range must be expanding. Covell (1) lists its range as Maryland to Florida and west to the Great Plains and Texas. Now this species is at least as far north as Massachusetts.
Food
Mimosa and Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)
Life Cycle
Larvae live in communal webs and overwinter in the pupal stage. (1)
Larva; Larva; adult:
Remarks
Native to Japan and China first found in the U.S. in Washington D.C. in 1943.
See Also
Other families may have some similar looking species with dark spots. Check the wing shape to eliminate.

Family Prodoxidae (Yucca Moths) - Greya piperella


Family Depressariidae - Ethmia apicipunctella


Family Yponomeutidae (Ermine Moths) - American Ermine Moth - Yponomeuta multipunctella
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page with photographs of living and pinned adults.
microleps.org - life history, photographs of pinned adult and life cycle.
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.