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Red-humped Caterpillar Moth (Schizura concinna)

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Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Notodontidae
Genus: Schizura
Species: concinna

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
1 negative

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Vincent, Alabama
Oldsmar, Florida
Glouster, Ohio

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Member Notes:

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Negative DiOhio On Jan 21, 2007, DiOhio from Corning, OH
(Zone 6a) wrote:

Since the larvae to this moth is gregarious, a lot of damage can be done to one tree. A special note that they can injure apple trees.

Host plants include apple, blueberry, elms, hickories, maples, persimmon, poplars, walnut, willows, and many other trees and shrubs.

Positive richntampabay On Oct 10, 2008, richntampabay from Oldsmar, FL wrote:

This bug has been found in Oldsmar Florida (Tampa Bay Area) and have been eating the foliage on my Sweet Gum Trees.


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