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Genus Gluphisia

Notodontidae: Gluphisia lintneri? - Gluphisia septentrionis - male Four-spotted Gluphisia Moth  - Gluphisia avimacula moth ID - Gluphisia septentrionis Gluphisia sp. - Gluphisia septentrionis common gluphisia - Gluphisia septentrionis Gluphisia septentrionis - male Mystery Moth - Gluphisia - male Common Gluphisia - Gluphisia septentrionis
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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 Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Notodontinae
Genus Gluphisia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gluphisia Boisduval, 1828
Paragluphisia Djakonov, 1927
Eumelia Neumoegen, 1893
Ceruridia Dyar, 1893
Melia Neumoegen, 1892
Glyphidia Agassiz, 1847
5 species in North America (
4 species in Canada (CBIF)
wingspan 25-35 mm
throughout North America
also occurs in Eurasia
adults fly from May to August
larvae feed on poplars (Populus spp.)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – pinned specimens of Notodontidae
pinned adult images of all 4 species occurring in Canada (CBIF)
article in Science - fascinating photo and interesting info on water uptake (& expulsion) and sodium retention in G. septentrionis (Cornell U.)