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Species Seirarctia echo - Echo Moth - Hodges#8130

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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 Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Spilosomina
Genus Seirarctia
Species echo (Echo Moth - Hodges#8130)
Hodges Number
8130
Explanation of Names
Seirarctia echo (Smith, 1797)
Size
Caterpillar to 45mm
Identification
Caterpillar: "Fire orange with black and yellow bands across dorsum. Setae, mostly black, arising from raised orange warts...Spiracles bright white."(1)
Range
GA south through FL, west through MS
Habitat
Thickets, scrub, flatwoods and open habitats
Food
"Coontie, cabbage palmetto, crotons, lupine, oaks, persimmon and other woody plants" (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.