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Species Eacles oslari - Oslar's Eacles - Hodges#7705

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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 Ceratocampinae (Royal Moths)
Genus Eacles
Species oslari (Oslar's Eacles - Hodges#7705)
Hodges Number
7705
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eacles oslari Rothschild, 1907
Eacles imperialis oslari Rothschild, 1907
Phylogentic sequence # 224175
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Ernest J. Oslar, a professional insect collector.
Size
Forewing length of males 51-58 mm, females 64-68 mm (1)
Identification
Larva - Tuskes(1) (1986) describes five instars.
Adult - ground color yellow (most common), orange-brown, pale lavender or transitional (1)
Range
Southern Arizona and Mexico (1)
Season
Adults fly early July to mid August (1)
Food
Larval hosts include Mexican blue oak (Quercus oblongifolia), Emory oak (Q. emoryi) and western soapberry (Sapindus spanoaria dummondii).
Life Cycle
Pupates underground (1)
Print References
Ferguson, D.C. 1971. The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 20.2a, p. 30; pl. 2.4, 12-14. (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.35.5m, p.237. (3)
Rothschild, W. 1907. New American Saturniidae and Ceratocampidae. Novitates Zoologicae, 14(2): 423.
Tuskes, P.M. 1986. Biology and immature stages of Citheronia splendens sinaloensis and Eacles oslari in Arizona (Saturnidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 40(4): 264. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
Works Cited
1.Biology and immature stages of Citheronia splendens sinaloensis and Eacles oslari in Arizona (Saturnidae)
Paul M. Tuskes. 1986. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 40(4): 264- 270.
2.MONA - Saturniidae
D.C. Ferguson. 1971. E.W. Classey & R.D.B. Publications Inc.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.