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Species Hyparpax aurora - Pink Prominent - Hodges#8022

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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 Hyparpax
Species aurora (Pink Prominent - Hodges#8022)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hyparpax aurora (J.E. Smith, 1797)
* phylogenetic sequence # 930115
Wingspan 30-36 mm
Distinctive: pink and yellow. Coloration resembles (unrelated) Rosy Maple Moth, but pattern on wings is different.
Eastern North America
Life Cycle
Larvae eat oaks (Quercus) and Viburnums.
Quote from Fascicle 22.1B "We suspect that literature records for H. aurora on Viburnum are based on larval misidentifications of either Coelodasys apicalis or Schizura badia."
Covell lists as uncommon to rare. (1)
See Also
Hyparpax venus - pinned adult at Moth Photographers Group
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Dryocampa rubicunda

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Hyparpax perophoroides
Print References
Covell, p. 336, plate 43 #6 (1)
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, Moths of Western North America, Pl. 42.14m; p. 250.(2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of larva, living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.
Moth Photographers Group - photo of pinned Hyparpax aurora and related species.
North Carolina State University Entomology Collection lists it with 9 pinned specimens, including specimens from that state.
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.