Moths of North Dakota

Notodontidae: Notodontinae, Notodontini

Hyperaeschra georgica (Herrich-Schäffer 1855)

Common name: Georgian  prominent.

Hodges #: 7917

Identification: Rfw 17.9 mm, with tuft of scales at mid point along inner margin. Thorax with a tuft of metallic scales behind ptagiae. Male antennae pectinate, the pectinations gradually decreasing in size from base to apex. 

Similar species: generally similar to many species check family characters- 8011, 8017.

Distribution: southern Canada and United States east of the Rockies.

Hosts: Larval feed on Oak- Quercus.


MN  Becker Co.  8- VII- 1961. 
R. W. Poole.


Antenna of H. georgica showing pectinate conditions with pectinations decreasing in size towards apex.

Metallic scales on thorax of H. georgica.




Forewing of Hyperaeschra georgica (left) and Oligocentria lignicolor (right)





Last updated: 04/14/09

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