Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anisota oslari Rothschild, 1907
* phylogenetic sequence #224675
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of professional insect collector Ernest J. Oslar, who collected the first specimens.
Forewing length 2.2-4.0 cm. (1)
Larva - last instars are brick red. See photos at Moths of Southeastern Arizona in Internet References. (1)
Southwestern Colorado to west Texas, southern New Mexico and southern Arizona, south into Chihuahua, Mexico. (1)
Type locality: Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona (July).
Larvae are known to feed on oaks, including Mexican blue oak (Quercus oblongifolia
), scrub oak (Q. turbinella
), and Emory oak (Q. emoryi
Eggs laid in clusters, young larvae feed gregariously. (1)
Has been successfully crossed with A. senatoria in the lab. See Peigler & Williams in Print References.
Ferguson, D.C. 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.2a: p.78, pl.5.25-26 (3)
Peigler, R.S. & B.D. Williams 1984. Two interesting hybrid crosses in the genera Hemileuca
(Saturniidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 38(1): 51-56
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p.237, pl.35.9m (1)
Rothschild, W. 1907. New American Saturniidae and Ceratocampidae. Novitates Zoologicae 14: 432