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Genus Hemileuca

Hera Buckmoth - Hemileuca hera Juno Buck Moth larva - Hemileuca juno Eastern Washington Columbia Gorge Large Moth - Hemileuca hera Hemileuca slosseri Peigler & Stone - Hemileuca slosseri H. e. clio 3rd Instar - Hemileuca electra Hemileuca maia Hemileuca maia - Buck Moth - Hodges#7730 ? - Hemileuca peigleri - male Caterpillar - Hemileuca maia
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Bombycoidea (Silkworm, Sphinx, and Royal Moths)
Family Saturniidae (Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths)
Subfamily Hemileucinae (Buck and Io Moths)
Tribe Hemileucini
Genus Hemileuca
Explanation of Names
Author of genus is Walker, 1855.
Numbers
Nearctica.com lists 23 species.
Print References
Covell, pp. 48-49, plate 9, illustrates three eastern species. (1)
Wagner, p. 21--caterpillars of H. maia and H. lucina (2)
Himmelman, p. 122, pp. 195-196, . (3)
Miller and Hammond, Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands, #232, p. 107. (4) Photo of H. eglanterina, discussion of others.
Powell and Hogue, pp. 229-230, figs. 292-293, illustrate and describe H. nevadensis, H. eglanterina. (5)
Internet References
Moths of Canada--photos of specimens of several species.
Moths of North America--linked images
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
2.Caterpillars of Eastern Forests
David L. Wagner, Valerie Giles, Richard C. Reardon, Michael L. McManus. 1998. U.S. Dept of Agriculture, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team.
3.Discovering Moths: Nighttime Jewels in Your Own Backyard
John Himmelman. 2002. Down East Books.
4.Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands
Jeffrey Miller, Paul Hammond. 2000. USDA Forest Service, FHTET-98-18.
5.California Insects
Jerry A. Powell, Charles L. Hogue. 1989. University of California Press.