Schizura unicornis – Unicorn Caterpillar Moth – Prairie Haven - schizura unicornis as an adult moth

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Maryland Biodiversity Project - Unicorn Caterpillar Moth (Schizura unicornis) schizura unicornis as an adult moth


Schizura unicornis, the unicorn caterpillar moth, unicorn prominent or variegated prominent, Adults are on wing from February to September in the south and from May to August in the north. There is one generation per year. The larvae feed.

Adult: forewing dark gray, variably shaded and marked with yellowish, rose, and brown, especially along costa and beyond PM line; basal area.

Schizura unicornis (J.E. Smith, 1797). Family: Notodontidae. Subfamily: Identification: Wing Span: Life History: Flight: Caterpillar Hosts: Adult Food: Habitat.

Schizura unicornis – Unicorn Caterpillar Moth. Hodges # 8007 Schizura unicornis 8-8-13 1. 8/8/2013 8/9/2017 Adult emerged and was released. 8/9/ 2017.