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Species Schizura apicalis - Plain Schizura - Hodges#8009

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Classification
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 apicalis (Plain Schizura - Hodges#8009)
Hodges Number
8009
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: (Grote & Robinson, 1866)
Size
wingspan 26 - 32mm (1)
Range
historically from scattered areas of southern Quebec and southern Maine to Wisconsin and southward, including parts of Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas, to Texas and Florida (1)
Habitat
xeric, oak scrub, oak-pine scrub, savanna, or barrens (1)
Season
adults fly mid-June to early August in the north and January to June in Florida (1)
Food
probably polyphagous but have been reported on bayberry, wax myrtle, sweet fern, and blueberry (1)
Internet References
CBIF - Image of pinned adult
Moths of Maryland - Image of pinned adult
Moth Photographers Group - Image of pinned adult
All-Leps - Images of pinned adults
Works Cited
1.Rare, Declining, and Poorly Known Butterflies and Moths of Forests and Woodlands in the Eastern United States
Dale F. Schweitzer, Marc C. Minno, David L. Wagner. 2011. U.S. Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, FHTET-2011-01. .