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Species Eudeilinia herminiata - Northern Eudeilinia - 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 (Northern Eudeilinia - Hodges#6253)
Hodges Number
6253
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eudeilinia herminiata (Guenée, 1857)
Corycia hermineata Guenée, 1857
genus has been misspelled Eudeilinea
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
British Columbia to Newfoundland, south to Florida, west to Texas (absent from US southwest?)
Habitat
Deciduous woods and wood edges.
Season
The flight period is April to September with June and July the peak. (1)
Food
The larvae feed on Cornus spp. (dogwood).
Life Cycle
One generation per year.
See Also
Eudeilinia luteifera - Southern Eudeilinea Moth
Some Protitame and Cabera species can be confusing.
Print References
Boisduval & Guenée. 1857. Hist. Nat. Ins., Spec. Gén. Lépid. 10: 58.