|Common name: Unicorn caterpillar
Identification: Rfw 14.3 mm, with green scales at wing base and on
outer portion of wing, gree fades to yellow or brownish in preserved
specimens. Reniform spot is represented by a black bar. Members
of the genus Schizura are distinguished from the related genera Heterocampa and Lochmaeus by the
evenly narrow Rs cell above the discal cell on the hw and from members
of the Notodontinae in having the male antennae pectinate with the
pectinations abruptly shorter at about 2/3 the antennal length, the
apical 1/3 is simple.
Similar species: 7983,
Distribution: southern Canada and United States east of the Rockies.
Hosts: Larval have been reported from a wide variety of plants
including- Birch- Betula, Cherry-
Prunus, Dogwood- Cornus, Elm- Ulmus, Apple-
Malus, Hawthorn- Crataegus, Maple- Acer, Poplar-
Quercus, and Ironwood- Ostrya.
ND. Ransom Co. 1.5 mi. W. Mcleod.
T134N R53W Sec. 22. 12- VI- 1992.
Hg/UV lt. G. Fauske.
Forewing of S. unicornis, arrow indicates black
bar representing the reniform spot.