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Contracted Datana Moth (Datana contracta)

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

Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Saint Cloud, Florida
Glouster, Ohio
Summerville, South Carolina

By DiOhio
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By DebinSC

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By jennash77

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By ivansmom

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Member Notes:

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

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

Neutral jennash77 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.


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