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Genus Ellida

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Classification
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 Periergosinae
Genus Ellida
Numbers
1 species in North America (nearctica.com)
Size
wingspan 34-44 mm
Range
eastern North America (Texas to Florida, north to New Brunswick, west to Ontario and Minnesota)
Food
larvae feed on basswood (Tilia spp.), called linden in horticultural industry
Internet References
images of pinned adult (James Adams) and live larvae (Dave Wagner, Dalton State College, Georgia)