Lappet Moth Phyllodesma americana (Harris, 1841)    Synonyms: Hodges #7687.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Lasiocampidae   >   Genus Phyllodesma   

Status:

One brood in the spring. Flight time taken (from the MBP database) is from 3/14 to 5/10. Most records come from April. John Glaser considered the Lappet Moth to be common across the state.

Relationships:

BugGuide states, "Caterpillars feed on leaves of alder, birch, oak, poplar, willow, and members of the rose family..."

There are 46 records in the project database.

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A Lappet Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/23/2015). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Lappet Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/12/2014). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A Lappet Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (4/20/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Lappet Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/19/2014). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Lappet Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/20/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Lappet Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (4/16/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Lappet Moth in Washington Co., Maryland (4/29/2020). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Lappet Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/18/2015). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Head-on view of a Lappet Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/19/2014). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Lappet Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/19/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Lappet Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/13/2019). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Lappet Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/13/2019). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Lappet Moth in Washington Co., Maryland (4/13/2021). (c) Mark Etheridge, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Lappet Moth. Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A Lappet Moth collected in Frederick Co., Maryland (4/29/2007). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Lappet Moth. Photo by John Glaser. (MBP list)


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