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Species Cerathosia tricolor - Hodges#9064

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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 Eustrotiinae
Genus Cerathosia
Species tricolor (Cerathosia tricolor - Hodges#9064)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
Cerathosia tricolor Smith, 1887
30mm (based on Vargo specimen)
The fore wings are pure white, spotted with black, the hind wings are pale yellow. (1)
Central Texas - Map (MPG)(1)
Edwards Plateau
apparently has spring and fall generations (BG & MPG data)
larvae on rainlily (Copperia) (2)
uncommon and local (2)
Print References
Larval photo in Wags et al. (2011) is of Cydosia aurivitta, NOT Cerathosia tricolor (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Moth Book
W. J. Holland. 1922. Doubleday, Page & Company.
2.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.