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Species Oligocentria lignicolor - White-streaked Prominent - Hodges#8017

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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 Oligocentria
Species lignicolor (White-streaked Prominent - Hodges#8017)
Hodges Number
8017
Other Common Names
Lacecapped Caterpillar
Size
Larva to 45 mm
Identification
Mature caterpillar blotched and mottled in green white and brown. "Dorsum of A1 drawn into forward-projecting horn. Head with characteristic mottling." (Wagner)(1) Early instars are gregarious, yellow in color.
Food
Caterpillars feed mostly on beech, chestnut and oak leaves.
Remarks
Like other related prominents, the caterpillar feeds along leaf margins and hold its body flush against the edge, looking like a somewhat damaged leaf margin from a distance.
Works Cited
1.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.