Hypagyrtis unipunctata – One-spotted Variant

Hodges # 6654

Caterpillar foods:  leaves of alder, apple, ash, basswood, birch, cherry, dogwood, elm, fir, hazel, hickory, maple, oak, pine, poplar, rose, serviceberry, willow  (Bugguide)

These specimens show a great amount of wing variation, and they may represent only one very variable species, or several.  Some may be Hypagyrtis ester – a very similar species with no clear pattern differences.   Bob Belmont has an explanation with examples on MPG.

5/25/2012

 

7/2/2014

Hypagyrtis 7-2-14 1

 

6/16/2013

Hypagyrtis unipunctata 6-16-13 1

 

6/16/2013

Hypagyrtis unipunctata 6-16-13 2

 

8/11/2012

Hypagyrtis unipunctata 8-11-12 1

 

8/21/2011

Hypagyrtis 8-21-11 1

 

7/11/2020  found eating Gray Dogwood

 

7/12/2020

 

7/12/2020

 

7/14/2020

 

7/21/2020

 

7/25/2020

 

7/31/2020  pupa

 

8/11/2020  adult emerged and was released