Datana contracta

Datana contracta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Notodontidae
Genus: Datana
Species: D. contracta
Binomial name
Datana contracta
Walker, 1855

The Contracted Datana (Datana contracta) is a moth of the Notodontidae family. It is found from Maine to Florida west to Arkansas and Wisconsin.

The wingspan is 35-50 mm.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on the foliage of blueberries, hickories, oaks, sycamore, and witch-hazel. In Alabama, it has been found on water, laurel and sawtooth oaks.

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