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Species Tortricidia testacea - Warm-chevroned Moth - Hodges#4652

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Zygaenoidea (Flannel, Slug Caterpillar, Leaf Skeletonizer Moths and kin)
Family Limacodidae (Slug Caterpillar Moths)
Genus Tortricidia
Species testacea (Warm-chevroned Moth - Hodges#4652)
Hodges Number
4652
Other Common Names
Early Button Slug
Size
15-26mm wingspan (1)
Identification
Yellow-brown forewing with dark brown veins. Wide orange-brown shade from apex to middle of median. Creamy-colored hindwing. (1)
Season
April-August (1)
Food
Beech, birch, black cherry, chestnut, oak, witch-hazel. (1)
Dyar reports: "oak, wild cherry, birch, hickory, chestnut, witch-hazel, and sour gum" (2)
Print References
Covell, p. 408, plate 55 #24 (1)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
2.The Life-Histories of the New York Slug Caterpillars
Harrison G. Dyar. 1895. Journal of the New York Entomological Society.