Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schizura concinna (Smith, 1797)
Phalaena concinna Smith, 1797
Schizura nitida (Packard, 1864)
Schizura riversii (Behr, 1890)
Schizura concinna salicis
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.
Southern Canada to FL and CA.
Larvae feed on a wide range of woody plants, from many different families.
1. First instar caterpillars and eggs. 2 and 3. Later instars. 4. Prepupa. 5. Adult
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, Moths of Western North America, pl. 42.22, 42.23; p. 251.(1)