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Genus Citheronia

Hickory Horned Devil - Citheronia regalis found while camping - Citheronia regalis Splendid Royal Moth Citheronia splendens larva - Citheronia splendens Hickory Horned Devil 02 - Citheronia regalis Spiked face caterpillar - Citheronia regalis Citheronia regalis Citheronia regalis - Regal Moth  - Citheronia regalis Citheronia regalis
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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 Ceratocampinae (Royal Moths)
Genus Citheronia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Citheronia Hübner, [1819]; Verz. bek. Schmett. (10): 153
Numbers lists three species in this genus: regalis, sepulcralis, and splendens. However, Citheronia phoronea (Cramer, 1779) was eeported as new to NA, in TX, in the LepSoc Season Summary (2003).