Species Details

Hyphantria cunea

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Common NameFall Webworm SeasonalityJune. IdentificationHyphantrea cunea is very similar to Spilosoma congrua, which is usually immaculate or nearly immaculate. Spilosoma congrua has a more robust body and the forewing apex is less pointed.

Scientific Name Hyphantria cunea Common Name Fall Webworm Habitat Shrubby areas in the eastern and southern prairie ecoregion of Alberta. Seasonality June. Identification Hyphantrea cunea is very similar to Spilosoma congrua, which is usually immaculate or nearly immaculate. Spilosoma congrua has a more robust body and the forewing apex is less pointed. Diet Info An extremely polyphagous species, recorded primarily from trees and shrubs. Range Occurs across most of the U.S. and southern Canada, although absent from central and western Alberta and south-eastern B.C.

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"Hyphantria cunea, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-222. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Arctiidae Genus Hyphantria Species Hyphantria cunea
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum