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Species Hypsoropha monilis - Large Necklace Moth - Hodges#8527

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Hypocalinae
Genus Hypsoropha
Species monilis (Large Necklace Moth - Hodges#8527)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypsoropha monilis (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Noctua monilis Fabricius 1777
Explanation of Names
monilis (L). 'a string of beads' (1)
Wingspan 32-42mm (2)
mostly se US: TX-FL-MD-OK - Map (MPG),(2)
Feb-May (BG data)
Life Cycle
Larvae host on persimmon, Diospyros virginiana (2).
See Also
Hypsoropha hormos - Small Necklace Moth
Print References
Covell, Discussion and color photo of pinned specimen, plate 39 #7 (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.