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Species Caloecia juvenalis - Hodges#7689

Caloecia juvenalis - male
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Lasiocampoidea (Tent Caterpillar and Lappet Moths)
Family Lasiocampidae (Tent Caterpillar and Lappet Moths)
Subfamily Lasiocampinae
Tribe Lasiocampini
Genus Caloecia
Species juvenalis (Caloecia juvenalis - Hodges#7689)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Caloecia juvenalis (Barnes & McDunnough, 1911)
Dendrolimus juvenalis Barnes & McDunnough, 1911
Caloecia has two species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Forewing length: (2)
♂ 31-39 mm.
♀ 35-43 mm.
The original description as Dendrolimus juvenalis Barnes & McDunnough, is available online in the
print references below. (3)
Moths of Southeastern Arizona has a linked photo of last instar larvae.
Restricted to the Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Arizona. (4), (1)
Arid mountainous regions.
Adults are most common from July to August. (2), (1)
Larval host is unknown.
Often attracted to lights.
See Also
Caloecia entima has a white band in subterminal area

Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Barnes, W. & J. McDunnough, 1911. Additional new species of North American Lepidoptera. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 19: 82. (3)
Barnes, W. & J. McDunnough, 1911. The Lasiocampid genus Gloveria and its allies. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America. 1(2): 10, pl.3, fig.5. (5)
Franclemont, J.G. 1973. The Moths of North America Fascicle 20.1. p. 63; pl. 8.5-6. (6)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. p. 235, pl. 35.1. (2)
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.Additional new species of North American Lepidoptera.
Wm. Barnes, J. McDunnough. 1911. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 19: 81-85.
4.Moths of Southeast Arizona
5.Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America (Vols. 1-4)
William Barnes and James Halliday McDunnough. 1911. Decatur ILL., The Review Press.
6.The Moths of America North of Mexico: Fascicle 7.1, Revision of North American Gelechiidae family and...
Hodges, R. W. 1986. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems