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Species Hemileuca oliviae - Hodges#7729

Moth w/ tan and red hairs on head, tan body with orange spot & orange legs - Hemileuca oliviae Moth w/ tan and red hairs on head, tan body with orange spot & orange legs - Hemileuca oliviae 7729 Hemileuca oliviae - Hemileuca oliviae Hemileuca oliviae Hemileuca oliviae - female Mystery moth - Hemileuca oliviae Mystery moth - Hemileuca oliviae H. oliviae - Hemileuca oliviae
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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 Hemileucinae (Buck and Io Moths)
Tribe Hemileucini
Genus Hemileuca
Species oliviae (Hemileuca oliviae - Hodges#7729)
Hodges Number
7729
Size
female 55 mm wingspan, male 43, based on MPG specimens
Range
New Mexico, Texas, w. Oklahoma, se. Colorado & sw. Kansas
Habitat
Arid: Grasslands and semi-desert
Season
Adult flight period: Sept-Oct
See Also
Similar species
Hemileuca hualapai (Neumoegen, 1883)
distr. Localized to se. Arizona