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Species Chaetaglaea sericea - Silky Sallow - Hodges#9950

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Xylenini
Subtribe Xylenina
Genus Chaetaglaea
Species sericea (Silky Sallow - Hodges#9950)
Hodges Number
9950
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chaetaglaea sericea (Morrison, 1874)
Size
Wingspan 3.8-4.5 cm
Identification
Resembles Waxed Sallow, but darker FW is marked with distinct whitish veins. A wide yellow streak extends along inner margin. (1)
Range
Eastern and central North America
Habitat
Deciduous forests
Season
September-November, into February in deep south
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on oaks, possibly other deciduous trees, shrubs.
Print References
Covell, p. 116, plate 23 #21 (2)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
2.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.