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Species Clostera inclusa - Angle-lined Prominent - Hodges#7896

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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 Pygaerinae
Genus Clostera
Species inclusa (Angle-lined Prominent - Hodges#7896)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Many-lined Prominent - not to be confused with Many-lined Angle (Macaria multilineata, a geometer moth), ["Prominent" refers to moths in family Notodontidae; "Angle" refers to moths in family Geometridae]
Poplar Tentmaker (caterpillar)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Clostera inclusa (Hübner, 1831)
wingspan 23-36 mm (1)
Throughout eastern North America
Larvae feed on aspen, willows, poplars
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid in clusters on the undersides of leaves. The larvae are gregarious and live in tents they construct by putting together the edges of one or more leaves and lining them with silk. They feed from May to Oct then crawl to the ground and pupate in loose cocoons.(2)
Overwinter as pupae(2)
1-2 generations per year(2)
Eggs; larvae; larva; larva; larva; adult
Print References
Covell, p. 328, plate 42 #12 (1)
Wagner, p. 55 (3)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
2.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.
3.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.