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Species Psectraglaea carnosa - Hodges#9951

Crimson Moth - Psectraglaea carnosa - female Psectraglaea carnosa - male Psectraglaea carnosa - male 9951 – Psectraglaea carnosa - Psectraglaea carnosa Crimson Sallow #9951 ( Psectraglaea carnosa ) - Psectraglaea carnosa - male Psectraglaea carnosa - male  Psectraglaea carnosa- the Crimson Sallow - Psectraglaea carnosa - male Psectraglaea carnosa - male
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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Xylenini
Subtribe Xylenina
Genus Psectraglaea
Species carnosa (Psectraglaea carnosa - Hodges#9951)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Crimson Sallow. (1)
Pink Sallow
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Psectraglaea carnosa (Grote, 1877)
Glaea carnosa Grote, 1877
* phylogenetic sequence #932608
Larva to 45 mm. (2)
Wingspan about 45 mm (Grote, 1877).
Larva - see Crumb in Print References. Species account and larval photo in Wagner, et al. (2011). (2), (1)
Adult - see Grote in Print References.
Records from Wisconsin east across southern Canada to Maine, south to Maryland and West Virginia. (3), (2)
Type locality: Old Town, Maine.
Known larval hosts include Vaccinium spp. and Quercus spp.. Have been captive reared on blueberry, chokeberry and cherry. (1), (4)
"An uncommon moth that is very rarely seen because of its habits. It is mainly restricted to scrub oak barrens, has an unusual flight season (mainly October), and is attracted to light rather than sugar bait (while almost every other northeastern moth flying in October comes to bait much more readily than light). But the kicker for carnosa is that they don't start flying until after 1:00 AM. Hours after the cold has slowed most of the other moths to a crawl, carnosa starts showing up. So even if you are blacklighting in October in scrub oak barrens (which won't turn up a very wide variety of species to begin with), you're likely to pack up and call it a night long before carnosa starts flying. When you do find them though, they can be quite common." - Paul Dennehy
See Also
Larva resembles Eucirroedia pampina. (1)
Print References
Crumb, S.E. 1956. The Larvae of the Phalaenidae. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 178 (2)
Grote, A.R. 1877. New Noctuae. The Canadian Entomologist 9(2): 21
Works Cited
1.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.
2.The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]
Samuel Ebb Crumb. 1956. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 1-356.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.The Cutworm Moths of Ontario and Quebec
Eric W. Rockburne, J. Donald Lafontaine. 1976. Canada Department of Agriculture Publication 1593: 1-164.