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Species Dasychira meridionalis - Southern Tussock Moth - Hodges#8298

Fuzzy Caterpillar - Dasychira meridionalis Caterpillar - Dasychira meridionalis caterpillar - Dasychira meridionalis Southern Tussock Moth - Dasychira meridionalis Variable Tussock Moth - Dasychira meridionalis So. Tussock Moth Cat - Dasychira meridionalis Tussock Moth Caterpillar? - Dasychira meridionalis Dasychira meridionalis
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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 meridionalis (Southern Tussock Moth - Hodges#8298)
Hodges Number
8298
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dasychira meridionalis (Barnes & McDunnough, 1913)
Olene basiflava meridionalis Barnes & McDunnough, 1913
* phylogenetic sequence #930150
Numbers
Ferguson (1978) recognizes three subspecies: (1)
Dasychira meridionalis kerrvillei (Barnes & McDunnough, 1913) (59), Type locality: Kerrville, Kerr Co., Texas.
Dasychira meridionalis memorata Ferguson, 1978, Type locality: McClellanville, Charleston Co., South Carolina.
Dasychira meridionalis pallorosa Ferguson, 1978, Type locality: Welder Wildlife Refuge, Sinton, San Patricio Co., Texas.
Range
Type locality: Lakeland, Polk County, Florida.
Habitat
Deciduous woodlands.
Season
April to July.
Food
Prefers Oak, but is found on a variety of deciduous trees.
Print References
Barnes, Wm. & J.H. McDunnough 1913. Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America 2(2): 58, pl.2, f.3,4 (2)
Ferguson, D.C. 1978. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 22.2: p.37; pl.3.30-40, 4.1-17, 5.21-23, A.3-6 (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 22.2. Noctuoidea, Lymantriidae
D. C. Ferguson. 1978. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
2.Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America (Vols. 1-4)
William Barnes and James Halliday McDunnough. 1911. Decatur ILL., The Review Press.