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Notodontidae
930082.107990.1Heterocampa pulverea Grote & Robinson, 1867

Ken Childs
Distribution: Eastern US and Canada - Miller et al. (2021)
Type locality (pulverea): New York, Pennsylvania.
Type locality (nigra): [Pittsburgh, PA].
Larva and
Host Plants:
Probably oak.
Similar Species:
  • Heterocampa umbrata is found in FL and southeastern GA. Forewing lines tend to be broken and poorly defined. Best separated by genitalia. - Miller et al. (2021)
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Heterocampa pulverea Grote & Robinson, 1867
Heterocampa umbrata ab. nigra Chermock, 1927
Taxonomic Notes: Heterocampa pulverea Grote & Robinson, 1867, rev. stat. in Miller et al. (2021), was formerly treated as a subspecies of 7990 Heterocampa umbrata Walker, 1855 in the 1983 Hodges Checklist.
References
  • Miller, J.S., D.L. Wagner, P.A. Opler & J.D. Lafontaine, 2021. Noctuoidea, Notodontidae (Part 2, Conclusion): Heterocampinae, Nystaleinae, Dioptinae, Dicranurinae. The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 22.1B: 79; pl. A-14, figs. 13-20; pl. 53, fig. 4 (♂ gen.); pl. 70, fig. 4 (♂ sternum 8); pl. 82, fig. 4 (♀ gen.); pl. L-13, fig. 4 (larva). - order
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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