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Genus Gnophaela

Gnophaela latipennis ? - Gnophaela latipennis Alypia ridingsii or Androloma maccullochii - Gnophaela latipennis unkn caterpillar - Gnophaela Haploa  ??- 6763 - Gnophaela vermiculata Moth - Gnophaela vermiculata Tiger moth ... Gnophaela sp. - Gnophaela vermiculata Tiger moth ... Gnophaela sp. - Gnophaela vermiculata Black and white moth - Gnophaela vermiculata
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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 Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Pericopina
Genus Gnophaela
Numbers
5 species in North America
Identification
Adult: all black except for large white spots on wings
Larva: yellow with uniformly-distributed patches of black hairs that partly obscure the yellow ground color
Range
western United States, with one species (G. vermiculata) reaching southwestern Canada
Food
Larvae feed on Boraginaceae (latipennis is poliphagous) according to HOSTS
Internet References
pinned adult images by Paul Opler, and US distribution maps of: G. aequinoctialis, clappiana, discreta, latipennis, vermiculata (butterfliesandmoths.org)
live larva image of G. latipennis plus description, food plant, seasonality (Jeffrey Miller, Caterpillars of Pacific Northwest Forests and Woodlands; USGS)