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Genus Coloradia

Moth with Yellow Antenae - Coloradia pandora - male Large grey moth found at El Tovar in the Grand Canyon - Coloradia pandora Mouse moth? - Coloradia pandora - female Coloradia doris? - Coloradia luski - male Coloradia pandora ? - Coloradia pandora Large moth with fuzzy yellow antenea makes a housecall to escape july heat - Coloradia pandora - male Coloradia pandora? - Coloradia pandora - male Arizona Moth - Coloradia luski - male
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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 Coloradia
4 species in North America listed at All-Leps
wingspan 50-98 mm, based on several Internet photos; male considerably smaller than female, and wingspan varies according to species
western United States
pine forests; adults are nocturnal and come to light
adults fly from April to September (varies by species)
larvae feed on leaves of pine (Pinus spp.)
adults do not feed
Internet References
pinned adult images of 3 species plus photos of related species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
links to adult images of 3 species (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
links to species accounts of 4 species (
pinned adult image and species account of C. pandora (Jeff Miller, Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands, USGS)