|Common name: Black blotched schizura
Identification: Rfw 15.85 mm, long black basal dash diagnostic,
note also blurred black reniform. 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: 7917,
Distribution: southern Canada and temperate United States east of the
Hosts: Larval have been reported from a wide variety of plants
including- Birch- Betula, Cherry-
Malus, Hawthorn- Crataegus, Rose- Rosa, Poplar-
Quercus, and Ironwood- Ostrya.
MN. Becker Co. 7- VI- 1961. R. W. Poole.
Forewing of Schizura leptinoides, arrow
indicates long basal dash.