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Notodontidae
930090.007998Lochmaeus manteo Doubleday, 1841 – Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar

Carol Wolf
Distribution: Caution: A single range map dot for a Canadian province may represent records without specific location data.
Newfoundland south to Florida and west to Utah and Arizona - Miller et al. (2021)
Type locality (manteo): Trenton Falls, NY.
Type locality (cinerascens): [North America]
Type locality (subalbicans): Pennsylvania.
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Synonymy: Lochmaeus manteo Doubleday, 1841
Tadana cinerascens Walker, 1855
Heterocampa subalbicans Grote, 1864
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • 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: 108; pl. A-16, figs. 11,12; pl. 56, fig. 1 (♂ gen.); pl. 71, fig. 7 (♂ sternum 8); pl. 84, fig. 3 (♀ gen.); pl. L-15, figs. 8-10 (larva). - order
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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