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Species Dasychira vagans - Variable Tussock Moth - Hodges#8294

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Lymantriinae (Tussock Moths)
Tribe Orgyiini
Genus Dasychira
Species vagans (Variable Tussock Moth - Hodges#8294)
Hodges Number
8294
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Barnes & McDunnough, 1913
Explanation of Names
Latin for "wandering, varying"
Size
Males - forewing length 14 - 18 mm (1)
Females - forewing length 22 - 24 mm
Food
larva feed on a variety of broadleaved hosts
Life Cycle
larva, cocoon in leaves, adult, spent pupa
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.