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Notodontidae
930103.108010.1Oedemasia salicis (Edwards, 1877) – Western Red-humped Caterpillar

Rich Schilk
Distribution: Canada: southern BC; USA: WA and ID south to southeastern CA - Miller et al. (2021)
Type locality (salicis): Mt. Shasta, CA.
Type locality (riversii): Napa Valley, CA.
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Synonymy: Heterocampa salicis Edwards, 1876
Dryocampa riversii Behr, 1890
Taxonomic Notes: Oedemasia salicis (Edwards, 1877), rev. stat. in Miller et al. (2021), formerly treated as a subspecies of 8010 Oedemasia concinna (Smith, 1797) includes as a synonym O. riversii (Behr, 1890).
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Behr, H.H., [1890]. Entomological contributions. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, ser. 2,2: 94.
  • Edwards, H., 1877. Pacific Coast Lepidoptera, No. 18. Notes on the case-bearing moths, (Psyehidae,) with notices of Californian species. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 7: 121.
  • 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: 142; pl. A-17, figs. 28, 29; pl. 58, fig. 5 (♂ gen.); pl. 72, figs. 12 (♂ sternum 8); pl. 86, fig. 5 (♀ gen.); pl. L-17, fig. 10 (larva). - order
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Oedemasia salicis
Rich Schilk
Oedemasia salicis
LG(cc) CBG Photog. Grp. (USNM)
Oedemasia salicis
Andrew Lazere LG
on apple
Oedemasia salicis
Andrew Lazere LG
on apple
Oedemasia salicis
Eleanor Caputo LG
on walnut
Oedemasia salicis
Peter Bryant LG

Oedemasia salicis
Eleanor Caputo LG
on walnut
Oedemasia salicis
Eleanor Caputo LG
on walnut

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