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930082 – 7990   Heterocampa umbrata Walker, 1855
             White-blotched Heterocampa

Robert Pilla
Distribution: FL and southeastern GA - Miller et al. (2021)
Type locality (umbrata): St. John's Bluff, East Florida.
Type locality (athereo): St. John's Bluff, East Florida.
Field Marks:
Bright lime overall. Forewing lines tend to be broken and poorly defined. - Miller et al. (2021)
Similar Species:
  • Heterocampa pulverea Grote & Robinson, 1867 is absent south of the Florida Panhandle. Forewing lines tend to be unbroken and well 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 umbrata Walker, 1855
Stauropus athereo Doubleday, 1869
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • 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: 78; pl. A-14, figs. 8-12; pl. 53, fig. 3 (♂ gen.); pl. 70, fig. 3 (♂ sternum 8); pl. 82, fig. 3 (♀ gen.); pl. L-13, figs. 5, 6 (larva). - order
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Heterocampa umbrata
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Heterocampa umbrata
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Heterocampa umbrata
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