Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epipaschia superatalis Clemens, 1860
Phylogenetic sequence # 165800
The only species in the genus found in America north of Mexico
Adult: forewing greenish to postmedial (PM) line and reddish-brown beyond
Larva: Stage V. - Head black, a bright white spot in the clypeus, dot on paraclypeus and long spot each side of clypeus; width 1.5 mm. Dorsal band orange; sides black with light blue lines approximate in the center; subcenter pale yellow, venter and feet whitish, anal feet black above. No shields. -- Dyar, H. J. 1904. Poison Ivy Caterpillars. J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 12: 249-250. (google books)… Karl Hillig, 12 December, 2011
Food plants, Toxicodendron radicans
, Toxicodendron vernix
— Dyar, H. J. 1904. Poison Ivy Caterpillars. J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc.
Larva; pre-pupal larva; pupa; adult
Note by James C. Trager, Aug 2018 - The food plants listed above are currently known as Toxicodendron radicans and T. vernix. It wouldn't surprise one to learn that T. rydbergii and other North American species of the genus are eaten, as well. Caterpillar enthusiasts should be on the lookout for these additional records, possibly even on the closely related, subtropical poisonwood, Metopium toxiferum, found in the Florida keys.
Moth Photographers Group
- range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems
- species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.