American lappet moth

Phyllodesma americana

''Phyllodesma americana'', the American lappet moth, is a moth of the family Lasiocampidae. It is found from Nova Scotia to Georgia, west through Texas to California, north to British Columbia and Yukon.
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Appearance

The wingspan is 29–49 mm. Adults are on wing from March to September in two generations in the south. In eastern Ontario, adults are on wing from May to July. The flight season in Ohio is from April to August. There is one generation per year in the northern part of the range.
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Naming

*''Phyllodesma americana rockiesensis''
⤷ ''Phyllodesma americana borealis''
⤷ ''Phyllodesma americana alascensis''
⤷ ''Phyllodesma americana californica''
⤷ ''Phyllodesma americana dyari''
⤷ ''Phyllodesma americana celsivolans''
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Food

The larvae feed on the leaves of ''Alnus'', ''Betula'', ''Quercus'', ''Populus'', ''Salix'', ''Ceanothus velutinus'', ''Chrysolepis chrysophylla'' and ''Rosoideae'' species.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyLasiocampidae
GenusPhyllodesma
SpeciesP. americana