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Genus Lochmaeus

Prominent Moth ? - Lochmaeus lep larva - Lochmaeus manteo Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar Moth?  - Lochmaeus manteo Unknown Moth - Lochmaeus bilineata Double-lined Prominent (Lochmaeus bilineata)  - Lochmaeus bilineata - male This lovely caterpillar is ...? - Lochmaeus bilineata Caterpillar - Lochmaeus bilineata Lochmaeus bilineata - 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 Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Heterocampinae
Genus Lochmaeus
Explanation of Names
Lochmaeus Doubleday 1841
2 spp.(1)
Larvae to 4.5 cm(2)
Larvae of the two spp. are indistinguishable(2), but useful hints are: bilineata rarely has appreciable white on the inner side of the black head line and often has broken supraspiracular stripe; manteo usually has the whitish subdorsal stripe edged with yellow
Eastern NA(2)
Larvae Apr‒Nov, common in the fall(2)
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
2.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.