|Common name: Yellow-necked caterpillar
Identification: Rfw 22.0 mm, Fw outer margin crenulate,
discal and costal areas somewhat darker than remainder of wing; hw pale
yellowish. Antennae fasciculate, palpi reach about 1/2 height of
Similar species: 7903,
Distribution: southern Canada and United States east of the
Rockies, in the southwest to California.
Hosts: Larval feed on apple- Malus, Oak- Quercus,
Birch- Betula, Willow- Salix.
Note: Datana species can be recognized by the
contrastingly dark thoracic scales, short palpi, and fasciculate
MN. Lake Co., McNair site #1.
T56N, R11W, Sec. 24. UV. lt. trap.
8- VIII- 1992.
Larva, pic courtesy of USDA Forest Service, Northern Area
Archive, Forestry Images, Bugworld.org