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Species Heterocampa obliqua - Oblique Heterocampa - Hodges#7983

Oblique Heterocampa Prominent Moth caterpillar - Heterocampa obliqua Another Dark Moth - Heterocampa obliqua - female Heterocampa obliqua - #7983 - Heterocampa obliqua Which Heterocampa? - Heterocampa obliqua Which Heterocampa? - Heterocampa obliqua Oblique Heterocampa - Heterocampa obliqua Mystery Green Caterpillar  - Heterocampa obliqua Diamond backed caterpillar - Heterocampa obliqua
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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 Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Heterocampinae
Genus Heterocampa
Species obliqua (Oblique Heterocampa - Hodges#7983)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Heterocampa obliqua – Packard, 1864
* phylogenetic sequence #930075
Twenty-one Heterocampa species are found in America north of Mexcio.
Caterpillar to 45 mm
Caterpillar: "Green, tan, pink or reddish brown with abundant wavy mottling formed from lines of wine-red spots;white diamond saddle over T3-A4; and body tapered rearward fof A5. Head pale, mottled...Dorsum of prothorax with white triangular mark, edged outwardly with black and reddish wart in each anterior corner."(1)
Eastern North America
Oak (1)
Life Cycle
Larva; adult
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.
Moths of North Dakota - pinned adult and description.
Moth Photographers Group - photo of pinned Heterocampa obliqua adult and related species.
Works Cited
1.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.