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Species Anisota stigma - Spiny Oakworm Moth - Hodges#7716

Spiny Oakworm Moth - Anisota stigma - male Anisota stigma - male Spiny Oakworm Moth - Hodges#7716 - Anisota stigma - female maybe 7716 - Anisota stigma Anisota stigma - male Anisota stigma Hodges #7716 - Spiny Oakworm Moth - Anisota stigma Spiny Oakworm Moth - Hodges #7716 - Anisota stigma
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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 Ceratocampinae (Royal Moths)
Genus Anisota
Species stigma (Spiny Oakworm Moth - Hodges#7716)
Hodges Number
7716
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anisota fuscosa
Size
wingspan about 45 mm, based on Moth Photographers Group specimen
Range
Massachusetts and south Ontario to Florida, west to Minnesota, Kansas, and Texas(1)
Food
Caterpillars: Oak; also reported from hazel and basswood.(2)
Remarks
Spiny Oakworm has declined in the Northeast.(2)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.
2.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.