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Species Schizura concinna - Red-humped Caterpillar Moth - Hodges#8010

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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 Heterocampinae
Genus Schizura
Species concinna (Red-humped Caterpillar Moth - Hodges#8010)
Hodges Number
8010
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schizura concinna (Smith, 1797)
Phalaena concinna Smith, 1797
Schizura nitida (Packard, 1864)
Schizura riversii (Behr, 1890)
Schizura concinna salicis
Size
Larva to 35mm
Identification
Specimen identified by DNA analysis:


Caterpillar has bright red head and red hump over segment A3. Striping is variable but includes black, yellow and white pinstripes. Takes up a defensive posture raising the rear end when disturbed.
Range
Southern Canada to FL and CA.
Food
Larvae feed on a wide range of woody plants, from many different families.
Life Cycle
1. First instar caterpillars and eggs. 2 and 3. Later instars. 4. Prepupa. 5. Adult
Print References
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, Moths of Western North America, pl. 42.22, 42.23; p. 251.(1)
Wagner, p.311 (2)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems