Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Heterocampa lunata Hy. Edwards, 1884
Phylogenetic sequence #
Powell & Opler (2009) reported a forewing length of 20-22 mm.(2)
Edwards (1884) original description of Heterocampa lunata is available online in the print references.
Determined by Noel McFarland.
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the range to include Utah and Wyoming, south to western Texas and southern Arizona.(2)
Bug Guide and Moth Photographers Group extends the range to Montana.
Powell & Opler (2009) reported adults from May to July with the peak being June to July.(2)
April to September records are known.
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the larval host is unknown.(2)
(aspen) is suspected. (3)
The adults do not feed. (3)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the life cycle is unknown.(2)
Edwards, H., 1884. Some new forms of N. American moths. Papilio
Dyar, H.G., 1925. A note on the larvae of the Dalceridae (Lepidoptera). Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus, 13: 44-47.
Neumoegen, B. & H.G. Dyar, 1894. A preliminary revision of the lepidopterous family Notodontidae. A preliminary revision of the Bombyces of America north of Mexico. Journal of the New York Entomological Society
, 2(1): 180
Packard, A.S., 1895. Monograph of the Bombycine moths of America north of Mexico, including their transformations and origin of the larval markings and armature. Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences
, 7: 248
Powell, J.A. & P.A., 2009. Opler, Moths of Western North America
. University of California Press. p. 250; pl. 42, fig. 13. (2)