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Species Anisota oslari - Oslar's Oakworm Moth - Hodges#7722

Caterpillar - Anisota oslari two redish-brown moths - Anisota oslari - female Oslar's Oakworm Caterpillar? - Anisota oslari Anisota oslari 7722? - Anisota oslari Oslar's Oakworm Moth Eggs - Anisota oslari Oslar's Oakworm Moth caterpillar - Anisota oslari Orange Caterpillar - Anisota oslari Female, Oslar's Oakworm Moth? - Anisota oslari
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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 oslari (Oslar's Oakworm Moth - Hodges#7722)
Hodges Number
7722
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.
Size
Forewing length 2.2-4.0 cm. (1)
Identification
Larva - last instars are brick red. See photos at Moths of Southeastern Arizona in Internet References. (1)
Range
Southwestern Colorado to west Texas, southern New Mexico and southern Arizona, south into Chihuahua, Mexico. (1)
Type locality: Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona (July).
Food
Larvae are known to feed on oaks, including Mexican blue oak (Quercus oblongifolia), scrub oak (Q. turbinella), and Emory oak (Q. emoryi) (1), (2)
Life Cycle
Eggs laid in clusters, young larvae feed gregariously. (1)
Remarks
Has been successfully crossed with A. senatoria in the lab. See Peigler & Williams in Print References.
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 and Anisota (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
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - related species
Moths of Southeastern Arizona - photos of larva and adult
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Moths of Southeast Arizona
3.MONA - Saturniidae
D.C. Ferguson. 1971. E.W. Classey & R.D.B. Publications Inc.