Hemina Pinions are dimorphic moths. Some individuals are mostly black with tan edges, and others have a lighter form that is tan with only small patches of dark on the wings. Like some other Pinion moths, a thick row of hairs on the thorax give it a ‘pointy shoulder’ look. The caterpillar feeds on deciduous trees like birch, chokecherry, and oak. Adults are woodland dwellers, well camouflaged among host trees, and are nocturnal.
General Characteristics Capability, Shape, Texture/Pattern, Benefits, Dangers
Note: An insect's reach is not limited by lines drawn on a map and therefore species may appear in areas, regions and/or states beyond those listed above as they are driven by environmental factors (such as climate change), available food supplies and mating patterns.
Territorial Map U.S., Canada, and Mexico
Prince Edward Is.
Butterfly and Moth Anatomy
Antennae: Butterflies and Moths have a pair of antennae on the head used for sensing.
Head: The head is home to the insect's eyes, antennae, and proboscis.
Thorax: Home to the three pairs of legs as well as vital internal organs.
Abdomen: Contains vital internal organs such as the heart(s) and reproduction facilities.
Forewing: The upper, forward wing pair used for flying.
Hindwing: The lower, rearward wing pair used for flying.
NOTE: Butterflies and Moths are part of the Lepidopteran order as they share many similarities.