Datana larva - Maurice River Township, Cumberland County, NJ
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Datana perspicua on Winged Sumac (Rhus copalina) - 9/2/01

early intar

older mid- instar

late instar


Datana major on Chamaedaphne calyculata and Lyonia mariana

on Leatherleaf - 10/00

early instar on Stagger Bush

on Stagger Bush - 9/4/01

Datana drexelii on Blueberry Viccinium corymbosum - 9/2/01
Note: stripes are fused over the rump, not seperated as on Datana ministra.

late instar

on host plant, New Jersey Blueberry

Datana ministra on Black Oak (Quercus velutina) - 9/16/01

late instar

on host plant

Datana angusii on Mockernut Hickory (Carya tomentosa) - 9/19/01



Datana contracta on Black Oak (Quercus velutina) - 9/2/01



Unidentifiable early instar Datana - 8/29/01
possibly D. contracta, left, D. drexelii, right - many early instar larva can't be identified positively

on White Oak (Quercus alba)

on Blueberry (Vaccinium sp.)

Digital Pictures by Bob Barber