Contracted Datana Moth (Datana contracta)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Notodontidae
Genus: Datana (da-TAY-na) (Info)
Species: contracta

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Saint Cloud, Florida
Glouster, Ohio
Summerville, South Carolina

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On Jan 29, 2007, DiOhio from Corning, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Host Plants: Blueberries, chestnut, hickories, oaks, witch-hazel.

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On Oct 3, 2007, jennash77 from Saint Cloud, FL wrote:

I just found a Datana contracta caterpillar crawling into my garage in St. Cloud, Florida. We have many oak trees on our lot near the country.