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Angus' Datana Moth - (Datana angusii)


The brown, leaf-like adults is much less conspicuous than the larva of Angus' Datana.


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TAXONOMY:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Notodontidae
Genus: Datana
Species: angusii
The Angus' Datana Moth is typically 0.7 inches to 1.3 inches (20mm to 35mm) in size and has the following descriptors / identifiers: brown, ivory, black, yellow, stripes, caterpillar, black, hairy, wire, oak.

This insect can be found in the following North American states / territories: Alabama; Arkansas; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin.

*Please note that the states/territories listed above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Angus' Datana Moth. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.
Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)



The map below showcases (in red) the states and territories of North America where the Angus' Datana Moth may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America
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