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Species Cecrita guttivitta - Saddled Prominent - Hodges#7994

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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 Cecrita
Species guttivitta (Saddled Prominent - Hodges#7994)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cecrita guttivitta Walker, 1855
Cecrita albiplaga Walker, 1856
Lochmaeus cinereus Packard, 1864
Heterocampa doubledayi Scudder, 1869
Lochmaeus harrisii Packard, 1864
Heterocampa hugoi Chermock & Chermock, 1940
Drymonia indeterminata Walker, 1865
Drymonia mucorea Herrich-Schäffer, 1856
Phylogenetic sequence # 930086 (1)
Explanation of Names
Cecrita guttivitta Walker, 1855, n. comb. in Becker (2014)(2), was formerly in the genus Heterocampa in the 1983 Hodges Checklist.
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 21 species of the genus Heterocampa in America north of Mexico. (1)
See Miller et al. (2021)(3)
Specimen identified by DNA analysis:
e. N. Amer. w/ western strays in Canada - Map (MPG)
Type locality (guttivitta): Nova Scotia.
Mar-Oct (MPG)
Apple, beech, birch, blueberry, buckeye, chestnut, dogwood, hazel, hickory, hop hornbeam, maple (especially sugar maple), oak, persimmon, sour gum, sumac, walnut, witch hazel, and many other woody plants (4)
See Also
Wavy-Lined Heterocampa Moth - Heterocampa biundata

Drab Prominent Moth - Misogada unicolor: Bronze scales on the tuft of the head are diagnostic in distinguishing this species from H. guttivitta which has green scales on the tuft.
Print References
Walker, F. 1855. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum, 5: 992
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.Checklist of New World Notodontidae (Noctuoidea)
Becker, V.O. 2014. Lepidoptera Novae, 7(1): 1-40.
3.Noctuoidea, Notodontidae (Part 2, Conclusion): Heterocampinae, Nystaleinae, Dioptinae, Dicranurinae
Miller, J.S., D.L. Wagner, P.A. Opler & J.D. Lafontaine. 2021. The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 22.1B: 1-443.
4.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems