Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Manto Tussock Moth
Dasychira manto (Strecker, 1900)


Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Lymantriinae
Identification:
Wing Span: 3.1-4.0 cm (male), 3.8-4.8 cm (female)
Life History:
Flight: April-October (2-3 broods)
Caterpillar Hosts: Larvae fed on pines, esp. Jack Pine, Pinus banksiana, and Scrub Pine, Pinus virginiana.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Southeastern United States: Maryland south to Florida, west to Kentucky, Texas.
Conservation:
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