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Species Pheosia rimosa - Black-rimmed Prominent - Hodges#7922

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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 Notodontinae
Genus Pheosia
Species rimosa (Black-rimmed Prominent - Hodges#7922)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Larva called False-sphinx.
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pheosia rimosa Packard, 1864
Phylogenetic sequence # 93001
The Portland Prominent (Pheosia portlandia; Hodges #7923), found in wet coastal forests of the Pacific Northwest, was formerly considered to be a separate species.
Caterpillar to 45 mm
Caterpillar resembles young hornworm caterpillars. Color may be yellow, lavender, pink, green, brown or nearly black. Skin is very shiny. Black horn on last abdominal segment and hard red-edged anal plate.(1)
Coast to coast in North America; less common or absent in southeastern US. See map.
Adults fly from spring to fall (this is at least true of the Portland Prominent)
Larvae are present July - Oct(2)
Larvae feed on poplars and aspens (genus Populus), and on willows (genus Salix).
Life Cycle
Overwinter as pupa in the ground.(2)
1-2 generations per year.(2)
1st instar larva; larva; larva; adult
Print References
Powell, J.A., 1986. Records of prolonged diapause in Lepidoptera. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, 25(2): 102. (3)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl 42.1; p. 249. (4)
Works Cited
1.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.
2.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.
3.Records of prolonged diapause in Lepidoptera
Jerry A Powell . 1986. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 25(2): 83-109.
4.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
5.Pacific Northwest Moths
6.North American Moth Photographers Group
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems