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Species Hemileuca peigleri - Hodges#7744.3

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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 peigleri (Hemileuca peigleri - Hodges#7744.3)
Hodges Number
7744.3
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hemileuca peigleri Lemaire
Orig. Comb: Hemileuca maia peigleri Lemaire, 1979
Explanation of Names
Patronym for saturniid expert Richard S. Peigler
Range
endemic to Edwards Plateau of c. TX - Map - (MPG)
Food
Larvae feed on several native oaks: Texas live oak (Quercus fusiformis), Havard's oak (Quercus havardii), Shumard's oak (Quercus shumardii), and Nuttall oak (Quercus texana)
Remarks
Type Locality: Ebony Hill Research Station, Bexar Co., Texas