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Species Hemileuca grotei - Grote's Buck Moth - Hodges#7733

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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 grotei (Grote's Buck Moth - Hodges#7733)
Hodges Number
7733
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hemileuca grotei complex: (1)
Hemileuca grotei grotei
Hemileuca grotei diana
Hemileuca stonei
Explanation of Names
Authors: Grote and Robinson, 1868.
Range
AZ-TX, CO (1), BAMONA
Season
One gen. / yr. Mature caterpillars in spring (2)
Flight period in Central Texas: Oct to early Dec. (1)
Food
Live Oak and other oaks (2) (Kendall & Peigler 1981)
Remarks
Although considered rare in the past, grotei can be locally abundant (1)
Print References
Kendall, R.O. & R.S. Peigler. 1981. Hemileuca grotei (Saturniidae): its morphology, natural history, spatial and temporal distribution. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 35(1): 41-50.
Tuskes, P.M., J.P. Tuttle, M.M. Collins. 1996. The Wild Silk Moths of North America: The Natural History of the Saturniidae of the United States and Canada. Cornell University Press. Ithaca, New York. 250 pp. Text
Ferguson, D. C., 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.2a: p. 123; pl. 8.3, 11.7.(3)
Works Cited
1.The Wild Silk Moths of North America: A Natural History of the Saturniidae of the United States and Canada
Paul M. Tuskes, James P. Tuttle, Michael M. Collins. 1996. Cornell University Press.
2.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.
3.MONA - Saturniidae
D.C. Ferguson. 1971. E.W. Classey & R.D.B. Publications Inc.