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Species Dasychira leucophaea - Hodges#8301

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Classification
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 Lymantriinae (Tussock Moths)
Tribe Orgyiini
Genus Dasychira
Species leucophaea (Dasychira leucophaea - Hodges#8301)
Hodges Number
8301
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dasychira leucophaea (J.E. Smith, 1797) (1)
Olene atrivenosa Dyar
Phylogenetic sequence # 930153 (2)
Numbers
There are 16 named species of Dasychira in America north of Mexico. (2), (1)
Identification
Range
Louisiana to North Carolina and Florida(3). (2), (4), (5)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults fly from January to August and October to December. (2), (5)
Food
Larval hosts include: (5), (6), (Ferguson, 1975)
Betula L. (birch)
Carya Nutt. (hickory)
Quercus L. (oak)
Diospyros virginiana L. (common persimmon]
Malus pumila Mill. (paradise apple)
See Also
Compare to others on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Ferguson, D.C. 1975. Host records for Lepidoptera reared in eastern North America, technical bulletin no. 1521. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. p. 19.
Ferguson, D.C., 1978. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 22.2: p. 46; pl. 3.1-9. (6)