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Species Hypsoropha hormos - Small Necklace Moth - Hodges#8528

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Hypocalinae
Genus Hypsoropha
Species hormos (Small Necklace Moth - Hodges#8528)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypsoropha hormos Hübner, 1818
Explanation of Names
hormos - Greek for 'a chain' (1)
Wingspan 25-34 mm (2)
Smaller than Large Necklace Moth, forewings have variable dark tinting.
e. US: TX-FL-NJ-KS - Map (MPG)
Deciduous forests and edges.
mostly: Apr-Aug (BG data)
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on Persimmon, Diospyros virginiana and Sassafras, Sassafras albidum, both deciduous trees of old fields, woodland edges.
See Also
Hypsoropha monilis - Large Necklace Moth
Print References
Covell, p. 161, plate 39 #9 (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.