Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

See Moth submissions from National Moth Week 2023

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Previous events


Species Hemileuca peigleri - Hodges#7744.3

Peigler's Buckmoth - Hemileuca peigleri Peigler's Buckmoth - Hemileuca peigleri Catepillar in Menard TX - Hemileuca peigleri Caterpillar found in my back yard.  - Hemileuca peigleri Caterpillar ID Request - Hemileuca peigleri Some kind of moth - Hemileuca peigleri Unknown Spotting - Hemileuca peigleri Hemileuca peigleri - Hodges#7744.3 - Hemileuca peigleri
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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
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
endemic to Edwards Plateau of c. TX - Map - (MPG)
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)
Type Locality: Ebony Hill Research Station, Bexar Co., Texas