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Species Hemileuca burnsi - Hodges#7737

caterpillar - Hemileuca burnsi caterpillar from southern CA desert - Hemileuca burnsi caterpillar from southern CA desert - Hemileuca burnsi Buckmoth Caterpillar  - Hemileuca burnsi Hemileuca burnsi - male Unknown caterpillar near Las Vegas - Hemileuca burnsi Sagebrush Checkerspot - Hemileuca burnsi Burns' buckmoth, Hemileuca burnsi - Hemileuca burnsi
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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 burnsi (Hemileuca burnsi - Hodges#7737)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hemileuca burnsi J.H. Watson, 1910
* phylogenetic sequence #225150
Larval host plant: Psorothamnus
Print References
Comstock, J. A. & C. M. Dammers 1937. Notes on the early stages of three California moths. Bull. Southern California Acad. Sci. 36(2): 68, pl.29-32
Ferguson, D. C. 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 20.2a: p.130, pl.7.11-12
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl.37.1m, p.239 (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.