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Species Artace cribrarius - Dot-lined White - Hodges#7683

Another unknown caterpillar - Artace cribrarius Dot-lined White - Hodges#7683 - Artace cribrarius - male Artace cribrarius 7683     Dot-lined White Moth      (Artace cribrarius) - Artace cribrarius Moth to porch light - Artace cribrarius - female Unknown immature moth - Artace cribrarius White moth - Artace cribrarius
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Lasiocampoidea (Tent Caterpillar and Lappet Moths)
Family Lasiocampidae (Tent Caterpillar and Lappet Moths)
Subfamily Macromphaliinae
Genus Artace
Species cribrarius (Dot-lined White - Hodges#7683)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Artace cribrarius (Ljungh, 1825)
Cossus cribrarius Ljungh, 1825
Artace punctistriga Walker, 1855
Explanation of Names
CRIBRARIA: from the Latin "cribrum" (a sieve); probably refers to the dots on the forewing, resembling holes in a sieve
one of two species in this genus in North America
Wingspan 25-62 mm (1); male much smaller than female
Adult: forewing white with lines of black dots (apparently resembling holes in a sieve to the describer [Ljungh] in 1825); body "furry", white; hindwing white

Larva: excellent twig mimic - body mottled gray and whitish with black markings and fringe of sublateral hairs; displays pair of dark bars between thoracic segments when crawling or disturbed.
e. US - Map (MPG)(1)
Deciduous woodlands; adults are nocturnal and attracted to light.
adults fly from June to October (1), or as early as March in the south
Larvae feed on leaves of oak (Quercus), cherry (Prunus), and rose (Rosa).
See Also
Artace colaria
Print References
Covell, p. 53, plate 11 #6 (1)
Ljungh, 1825. Liung, Kongl. Vet. Acad. Handl. p. 345; pl. 2, fig. c.