Hodges # 7196 7197
These two species are very difficult to tell apart. Hugh McGuinness has spent time looking at specimens of each, and he says: “I could find no consistent differences between them and I couldn’t even see a difference in gizz.” There are differences in genitalia, but since I haven’t dissected these, I’m treating them all as belonging to either species.
Caterpillar foods: (for both species) Grape and Virginia Creeper (Beadle & Leckie)
7/10/2013 This is their typical posture – with their abdomen curled up.