Lithophane atara (J.B. Smith)
Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia
Damage, symptoms and biologyLithophane atara is a relatively uncommon innocuous solitary defoliator.
Mature larva to 38 mm long. Head, green unmarked. Body, green with prominent white subdorsal and lateral stripes. Reddish infuscation immediately behind head on dorsum of first thoracic segment.
This species overwinters in the adult stage. Larvae are present late May to June; pupation occurs in July and adults emerge August to September.
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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