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Species Peridea angulosa - Angulose Prominent - Hodges#7920

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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 Phalerinae
Genus Peridea
Species angulosa (Angulose Prominent - Hodges#7920)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Peridea angulosa (J.E. Smith, 1797)
Phalaena angulosa J. E. Smith 1797
Phylogenetic sequence # 930049 (1)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 3 species of the genus Peridea in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan: 35-45mm (2)
Larvae to 45mm (3)

Larvae have white and pink spiracular stripe that runs to the mandibles.
Larvae with reddish ground color occur in some fall-active larvae:
Southern Canada to Florida, west to Texas (3)
Barrens, woodlands, and forests (3)
Adults: May-Oct (2)
Mature larvae: May-November, two generations over much of East (3)
Oaks - Quercus spp. (2), (3)
Life Cycle
If disturbed, larva will coil and raise the head over the body in a snakelike fashion. (3)
Uncommon to common (2)
Print References
Wagner, Caterpillars of Eastern Forests, p. 292--photo of caterpillar, adult (4)
Internet References
Moths of Maryland - Images of live adults
Butterflies and Moths of North America - Images of pinned adults & distribution map
Lynn Scott's Lepidoptera Images - Images of live adults - Image of larva
Discover Life - Image of larva
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.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
3.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.
4.Caterpillars of Eastern Forests
David L. Wagner, Valerie Giles, Richard C. Reardon, Michael L. McManus. 1998. U.S. Dept of Agriculture, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems