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Species Automeris patagoniensis - Hodges#7749.2

Automeris patagoniensis - male Automeris patagoniensis - female    - Automeris patagoniensis caterpillar - Automeris patagoniensis Automeris patagonensis - Automeris patagoniensis - female
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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 Automeris
Species patagoniensis (Automeris patagoniensis - Hodges#7749.2 )
Hodges Number
7749.2
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Automeris patagoniensis Lemaire, Smith, & Wolfe, 1992
Numbers
Seven species of Automeris are found in America north of Mexico(1)
Size
Forewing length: (2)
♂ 24-27 mm.
♀ 26-30 mm.
Range
Southern Arizona where they are limited to the Huachuca and Patagonia Mountains
(probably ranges into Mexico). (1), (2)
Habitat
4500-5100' elevation. (2)
Season
The records of collected adults are from July to early August. (2)
Food
Larval hosts include Cynodon dactylon (Bermuda grass) and Poa sp. (bluegrass)
Remarks
Adults begin showing up at lights after midnight. (2)
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, p. 240. (1)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.The Wild Silk Moths of North America: A Natural History of the Saturniidae of the United States and Canada
Paul M. Tuskes, James P. Tuttle, Michael M. Collins. 1996. Cornell University Press.