Cosmia elisae (J.B. Smith)
- Latin name: Cosmia elisae (J.B. Smith)
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- Order: Lepidoptera
- Family: Noctuidae
British Columbia, Alberta
Damage, symptoms and biologyCosmia elisae is a common innocuous solitary defoliator.
Mature larva up to 25 mm long. Head, green unmarked. Body, green with prominent white middorsal and subdorsal stripes; spiracular stripe white with dark green margin above.
This species overwinters in the egg stage. Larvae are present from mid-May to early July; pupation occurs from mid-June to early July and adults from emerge mid-June to July.
Canadian Forest Service Publications
Diet and feeding behaviour
: Feeds on the leaves of plants.
- Free-living defoliator: Feeds on and moves about freely on foliage.
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