No Common Name Symmerista albifrons group    Synonyms: Symmerista sp..
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Notodontidae   >   Genus Symmerista   

Description:

Tony Thomas (BugGuide, 2015): "Adults of species in the genus Symmerista are believed to be indistinguishable, except by examination of the genitalia. Fortunately, males can be recognized, without dissection, by examining the 8th sternite. This is the hard cuticle on the ventral surface of the last segment of the abdomen. The technique is briefly explained in Wagner’s Caterpillar book (p 21), combine this with brushing the scales of the last sternite (8th). S. leucitys has a deep, narrow emargination, whereas in the other 2 eastern species the emargination is shallower and wider."

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A Symmerista albifrons group in Dorchester Co., Maryland (8/15/2018). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Symmerista albifrons group in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/2/2016). Determined to genus by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Symmerista albifrons group in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/26/2015). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Symmerista albifrons group in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/4/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Symmerista albifrons group in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/27/2019). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Symmerista albifrons group in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/10/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Symmerista albifrons group in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/19/2016). (c) Judy Gallagher, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

Symmerista albifrons group in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/18/2017). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Symmerista albifrons group in Dorchester Co., Maryland (8/8/2019). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Symmerista albifrons group in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/18/2017). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Symmerista species in Howard Co., Maryland (8/3/2015). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Symmerista albifrons group in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/12/2020). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Symmerista albifrons group in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/12/2014). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

Symmerista albifrons group in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/14/2021). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Symmerista albifrons group in Howard Co., Maryland (8/12/2017). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Symmerista albifrons group in Howard Co., Maryland (8/8/2020). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Symmerista albifrons group in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/12/2020). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Symmerista albifrons group in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/12/2014). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

A Symmerista albifrons group in Harford Co., Maryland (5/11/2018). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Symmerista albifrons group in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/12/2016). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Symmerista albifrons group in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/18/2017). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Symmerista albifrons group in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/6/2019). Photo by Mark Eanes. (MBP list)

A Symmerista albifrons group in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/6/2019). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Symmerista (id'd as White-headed Prominent Moth) in Prince George's Co., Maryland. Photo by Bob Patterson. (MBP list)

A Symmerista (id'd as White-headed Prominent Moth) in Calvert Co., Maryland (8/2/2006). Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

A male Symmerista (id'd as White-headed Prominent Moth) in Howard Co., Maryland (4/21/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A male Symmerista (id'd as White-headed Prominent Moth) in Howard Co., Maryland (4/21/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A male Symmerista (id'd as White-headed Prominent Moth) in Howard Co., Maryland (8//2002). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A male Symmerista (id'd as White-headed Prominent Moth) in Howard Co., Maryland (7/20/2003). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

Symmerista albifrons group in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/20/2016). (c) Mark Etheridge, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Symmerista albifrons group in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/18/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Symmerista albifrons group in Harford Co., Maryland (10/13/2018). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)


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