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Species Rothschildia cinctus - Hodges#7760

Cincta Silkmoth - Rothschildia cinctus - female Cincta Silkmoth Pupating - Rothschildia cinctus Cincta Silkmoth 3rd Instar - Rothschildia cinctus Cincta Silkmoth Larva Final Instar - Rothschildia cinctus Rothschildia cincta - Rothschildia cinctus - male Rothschildia cincta - Rothschildia cinctus - male Rothschildia cincta - Rothschildia cinctus - male
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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 Saturniinae (Silkmoths)
Tribe Attacini
Genus Rothschildia
Species cinctus (Rothschildia cinctus - Hodges#7760)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Attacus cinctus Tepper, 1883
10-13 cm
Southern Arizona is the northern limit and species is often rare there; Baboquivari Mountains, south-central and western Pima County, Santa Cruz County, Organ Pipe National Monument(1)
adults fly during the monsoons of July and August. On the wing in Organ Pipe National Monument region from December until February(1)
Adults do not feed
Larval hosts are primarily Limberbush Jatropha cardiophylla, and no doubt Willow Sallix in riparian areas.(1) Moths of southeastern Arizona lists hopbush Dodonaea viscosa (Sapindaceae)
Cocoons are used as ankle rattles by American Indians during ceremonial dances(1)
See Also
Rothschildia lebeau which is limited to southern Texas
Works Cited
1.Uses of cocoons of Eupackardia calleta and Rothschilidia cincta by Yaqui Indians in Arizona and Mexico
R. S. Peigler & M. Maldonado. 2005. Nachr. Entomol. Ver. Apollo 26: 111-119.