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Species Eupsilia sidus - Sidus Sallow Moth - Hodges#9933.1

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Xylenini
Subtribe Xylenina
Genus Eupsilia
Species sidus (Sidus Sallow Moth - Hodges#9933.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eupsilia sidus (Guenée, 1852)
Scopelosoma sidus Guenée, 1852
Dichagramma vinulenta (Grote, 1864)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932588
There are eight named Eupsilia species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan about 32 mm.
From Paul Dennehy: showing the scaling on the forewing to differentiate E. sidus from E. vinulenta.
Michigan to Texas and eastward. (2), (3)
Larval hosts include Azalea, apple, blackberry, hickory, oak, peach, and wild cherry. (4), (5), (3), (6)
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.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]
Samuel Ebb Crumb. 1956. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 1-356.
4.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.
5.Noctuidae; Lepidopterorum Catalogus (Lepidopterorum Catalogues New Series Fasc 118) Part 1 & 2)
Poole, R. W. 1989. CRC Press .
6.Host records for Lepidoptera reared in Eastern North America
D. C. Ferguson. 1975. United States Department of Agriculture 1521: 1-45.