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Species Schizura badia - Chestnut Schizura - Hodges#8006

Twig Moth - Schizura badia Chestnut Schizura - Schizura badia 8006 -  - Schizura badia Prominent Moth, dorsal - Schizura badia Chestnut Schizura - Hodges#8006 - Schizura badia Moth - Schizura badia Pennsylvania Moth - Schizura badia Schizura badia - Chestnut Schizura  - Schizura badia
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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 Schizura
Species badia (Chestnut Schizura - Hodges#8006)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schizura badia (Packard, 1864)
Edemasia badia Packard, 1864
Phylogenetic sequence # 930099 (1)
Wingspan 30-35 mm.
Adult: thorax blackish; forewing gray, variously shaded with red; lines fine, blackish if present; whitish patch at apex; black reniform spot a vertical dash with triangular blackish shade beyond it, widening toward outer margin
hindwing dark brownish.
[description by Charles Covell]
Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Texas, north to Saskatchewan
Bivoltine on Block Island, RI, with adult records from late May through late August and peaks in abundance in June and early July and in August.(2)
The larvae feed on Northern Wild-Raisin and other Viburnum species
Print References
Packard, 1864. Proc. Ent. Soc. Phil. 3: 361.
Internet References
live adult images plus description, food plants, and flight season (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
live adult image (Dave Czaplak, Maryland)
pinned adult image (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)