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Species Heterocampa 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 Heterocampa
Species guttivitta (Saddled Prominent - Hodges#7994)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Heterocampa guttivitta (Walker, 1855)
Cecrita guttivitta Walker, 1855
Phylogenetic sequence # 930086 (1)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 21 species of the genus Heterocampa in America north of Mexico. (1)
Specimen identified by DNA analysis:
e. N. Amer. w/ western strays in Canada - Map (MPG)
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 (2)
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.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems