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Species Datana angusii - Angus's Datana Moth - Hodges#7903

Angus' Datana - Datana angusii black hole head moth - Datana angusii Datana angusii? - Datana angusii Angus's Datana  - Datana angusii Angus' Datana - Datana angusii Lengthwide striped caterpillar - Datana angusii Datana drexelii  - Datana angusii Datana angusii? - Datana angusii - male
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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 Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Phalerinae
Genus Datana
Species angusii (Angus's Datana Moth - Hodges#7903)
Hodges Number
7903
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Datana angusii Grote & Robinson, 1866
Size
FWL ≈ 21 mm (1)
Identification
Adult: FW outer margin crenulate, groundcolor darker towards costa and between transverse lines. HW light brownish, PM area with light and dark traceable fasciae. (1)

Adult: Most easily separated from other eastern Datana by color: D. angusii is dark gray with black lines across the forewings, and others are various shades of brown, yellow, and orange.
Adults resemble D. ministra but differ in having an entirely black cervical shield.(2)

Larva: Similar to D. integerrima
Range
Southern Canada and United States east of the Great Plains.
Food
Larva feed on walnut, Juglans, and hickory, Carya
Feeds on beech, gray birch, and butternut(2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – species page (3)
BOLD Systems - images of DNA supported specimens (4)
Moths of North Dakota – brief description and image of pinned adult (1)
Works Cited
1.Moths of North Dakota
Dr. Gerald M. Fauske. North Dakota State University.
2.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems