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Species Neoprocris floridana - Hodges#4631.2

Small black moth - Neoprocris floridana Small black moth - Neoprocris floridana Hodges # 4631.2  - Neoprocris floridana Laurelcherry Smoky Moth - Hodges #4631.2 - Neoprocris floridana unknown moth #15 - Neoprocris floridana unknown moth #15 - Neoprocris floridana Laurelcherry Smoky Moth - Neoprocris floridana caterpillar - Neoprocris floridana
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Zygaenoidea (Flannel, Slug Caterpillar, Leaf Skeletonizer Moths and kin)
Family Zygaenidae (Leaf Skeletonizer Moths)
Subfamily Procridinae
Genus Neoprocris
Species floridana (Neoprocris floridana - Hodges#4631.2)
Hodges Number
4631.2
Other Common Names
Laurelcherry Smoky Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neoprocris floridana Tarmann, 1984
Neoproctis floridana Tarmann, 1984 (missp.) (1)
Numbers
There are two named species of the genus Neoprocris in America north of Mexico.
Identification
Range
Heppner (2003) reported the range as Southeastern U.S.: Georgia? to Florida(2); Alabama?, Mississippi? (1)
Season
Heppner (2003) reported February to April, July, September to October in Florida. (1)
Food
Heppner (2003) reported the host plant is Prunus caroliniana Aiton. (Carolina laurelcherry). (1), (3), (1)
Remarks
Caterpillars have urticaceous setae or spines that contain toxins for defense which will cause painful skin reactions. (3)