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Species Hemileuca neumoegeni - Hodges#7738

H. neumoegeni larvae - Hemileuca neumoegeni
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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 neumoegeni (Hemileuca neumoegeni - Hodges#7738)
Hodges Number
7738
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hemileuca neumoegeni (Hy. Edwards, 1881)
Euleucophaeus neumoegeni Edwards, 1881
Argyrauges neumoegeni (Edwards, 1881)
Size
forewing length 20-28 mm(1)
Range
southeastern California and Arizona to southern Utah and western Colorado(1)
Season
adults fly mid August to early October(1)
Food
larval hosts include:
Rhus trilobata (Squawbush)
Prunus fasciculata (Desert Almond)
Print References
Powell, J. A., and P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. p. 239, pl. 37.3.(1)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.