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Genus Lochmaeus

Double-lined Prominent - Lochmaeus bilineata Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar Moth - Hodges #7998 - Lochmaeus manteo Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar Moth - Lochmaeus manteo Double-lined Prominent caterpillar - Lochmaeus bilineata Lochmaeus manteo gray moth - Lochmaeus variable oakleaf - Lochmaeus manteo Double-lined Prominent Moth - Lochmaeus bilineata
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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 Lochmaeus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Doubleday 1841
Numbers
2 spp. (1)
Size
Larvae to 4.5 cm (2)
Identification
Larvae of the two spp. are indistinguishable (2)
Yet Wagner (pgs 303 and 304)points to three things that you might find useful:
bilineata rarely has appreciable white on the inner side of the black head line
bilineata often has broken supraspiracular stripe (which is absent in his images of manteo)
manteo usually has the whitish subdorsal stripe edged with yellow
Range
Eastern N. Amer. (2)
Season
Larvae found April to 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.