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Species Eudeilinia herminiata - Hodges#6253

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Drepanoidea (Hooktip and False Owlet Moths)
Family Drepanidae (Hooktip and False Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Drepaninae (Hooktip Moths)
Genus Eudeilinia
Species herminiata (Eudeilinia herminiata - Hodges#6253)
Hodges Number
6253
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eudeilinia herminiata (Guenée, [1858])
Corycia herminiata Guenée, [1858]
Corycia albata Guenée, [1858]
Eudeilinia biseriata Packard, 1873
Eudeilinia luteifera Dyar, 1917
Explanation of Names
Eudeilinia herminiata (Guenée, [1858]) (formerly referred to by the common name "Northern Eudeilinia") includes as a synonym Eudeilinia luteifera Dyar, 1917 (formerly referred to by the common name "Southern Eudeilinia") in Schmidt in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) (2023)(1).
Numbers
one of two species in the genus in North America
Size
wingspan 25-30 mm
Identification
wings white with (or without) faint gray, brown, or orange antemedial and postmedial dashed lines crossing the forewings and continuing onto the hindwings; body shorter and thicker than similar-appearing species of geometrid moths; labial palps black; dark shading on forelegs; antennae simple in both sexes, which are alike
Range
Type locality (herminiata): Canada
Type locality (luteifera): Dallas, TX.
Habitat
Deciduous woods and wood edges.
Season
The flight period is April to September with June and July the peak. (2)
Food
The larvae feed on Cornus spp. (dogwood).
Heppner (2003) listed one host plant, Cornus florida L. (flowering dogwood). (3)
Life Cycle
One generation per year.
See Also
Some Protitame and Cabera species can be confusing.
Print References
Boisduval & Guenée. 1857. Hist. Nat. Ins., Spec. Gén. Lépid. 10: 58.
Dyar, Harrison G., 1917. Miscellaneous new America Lepidoptera. Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus, 5(4-6): 68.
Works Cited
1.Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico
Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.). 2023. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems