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Species Chaetaglaea sericea - Silky Sallow - Hodges#9950

Moth 6 - Chaetaglaea sericea Silky Sallow Moth - Hodges #9950 - Chaetaglaea sericea Silky Sallow - Chaetaglaea sericea Chaetaglaea sericea unknown possibly Waxed Sallow Mount Desert Island Maine Sept. 2014 - Chaetaglaea sericea Chaetaglaea sericea Unknown Moth - Chaetaglaea sericea - male - female Chaetaglaea sericea
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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chaetaglaea sericea (Morrison, 1874)
Wingspan 3.8-4.5 cm
Resembles Waxed Sallow, but darker FW is marked with distinct whitish veins. A wide yellow streak extends along inner margin. (1)
Eastern and central North America
Deciduous forests
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.