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Species Hemileuca nevadensis - Nevada Buck Moth - Hodges#7731

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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
Species nevadensis (Nevada Buck Moth - Hodges#7731)
Hodges Number
7731
Range
Western U.S. and Canada
Food
Caterpillars: Alder and willow
Remarks
Caution - Caterpillars have stinging hairs and can deliver a painful sting if handled.

Hybrids with the Buck Moth (Hemileuca maia) have been reported from Illinois and Wisconsin.(1)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.