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Species Automeris louisiana - Hodges#7749.1

BioBlitz Bug 100 - Automeris louisiana
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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 louisiana (Automeris louisiana - Hodges#7749.1)
Hodges Number
7749.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Automeris louisiana Ferguson & Brou, 1981 (1)
Size
Forewing length 26-31 mm. (1)
Identification
Male and females are browner with less maculation than Automeris io, MPG images
Range
Coastal areas of se TX to LA - Map (MPG)
Food
Brou (2005) reports cherry (Prunus serotina), red maple, red oak, white oak, water oak, choke cherry, sweet gum, and swamp gum. (2)
Other reports of Johnson grass and hackberry. (2)
Spartina alterniflora (3)
Remarks
considered by Louisiana to be a "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN) (4)
Print References
Brou Jr., V.A. 2005. Spotlight on rearing Automeris louisiana Ferguson & Brou. Southern Lepidopterists' News 27(4): 101-105. (2)
Ferguson, D.C. & V.A. Brou. 1981. A new species of Automeris Hubner (Saturnidae) from the Mississippi River Delta. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 35(2): 101-105. (1)