Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Major Datana
Datana major Grote & Robinson, 1866

Family: Notodontidae
Identification: Nearly identical to Datana ministra, but forewing outer margin even less wavy; darker brown toward costa (not tawny to reddish brown, as in Datana drexelli). Hindwing more solid orangish brown, like forewing.
Wing Span:
Life History:
Flight: June-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Azalea and bog rosemary.
Adult Food:
Range: Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Kansas and Arkansas.
NCGR: G4G5- Apparently or demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL
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