|Common name: White-streaked prominent
Identification: Rfw 20.0 mm, groundcolor streaked, only member of
the subfamily Heterocampinae in our area with a scale tuft along inner
of the genus Oligocentria 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.
Distribution: southern Canada and temperate United States east of
Hosts: Larval have been reported from Birch- Betula, and Oak-
Cass Co., Fargo. 19- VII- 1996. D. Mundall.
Forewing of O. lignicolor showing black wedges.
Larva, pic courtesy of Lacy Hyche, Auburn University,
Forestry Images, Bugworld.org