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Genus Callosamia

Tulip-tree Silkmoth  (above) - Callosamia angulifera Sweetbay Silk Moth - Callosamia securifera Large Moth - Callosamia angulifera Chrysalis - Callosamia promethea Tulip-tree Silkmoth - Callosamia angulifera Male Promethea Moth? - Callosamia promethea Caterpillar - Callosamia promethea Callosamia securifera
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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 Saturniinae (Silkmoths)
Tribe Attacini
Genus Callosamia
Explanation of Names
Author of the genus is Packard, 1864. Callo is Latin for thick-skinned. Samia is from Roman mythology. Samia was a daughter of Meander, a river god, and also, an important river in Asia Minor. Most species in the genus were originally classified under Samia. (Based on Internet searches.)
Range
C. promethea is found in eastern North America. C. angulifera is more eastern and does not range as far north. C. securifera is found in the southeast.
Print References
Tuskes, pp. 194-200 plate 23--adults, plate 5--larvae.
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