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Species Calosaturnia albofasciata - White-streaked Calosaturnia Moth - Hodges#7753

Calosaturnia albofasciata - male - female Saturnia albofasciata female - Calosaturnia albofasciata - female Saturnia albofasciata m/f pair - Calosaturnia albofasciata - male - female Saturnia albofasciata male - Calosaturnia albofasciata - male
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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 Saturniinae (Silkmoths)
Tribe Saturniini
Genus Calosaturnia
Species albofasciata (White-streaked Calosaturnia Moth - Hodges#7753)
Hodges Number
7753
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Calosaturnia albofasciata Johnson, 1938
Explanation of Names
albofasciata is derived from Latin meaning White-streaked(1)
Size
Larvae - mature at only 30-45mm(2)
Pupae - 13mm(2)
Cocoon - 20-25mm long(2)
Adults - forewing length 1.9-2.7mm(3)
Range
California (3)
Habitat
mountains from 4500-7000' with hot, dry summers and freezing winter periods, down to 1300' at Clear Lake.(2) Not found in areas with summer or winter fog(3)
Season
adults fly late October(2)
Food
larvae have been taken on Cercocarpus betuloides, Ceanothus cordulatus, Ceanothus cuneatus, Ceanothus greggii, and Freemontia californica(2)
Life Cycle
eggs, from 3-36 (avg 17), usually laid in early evening, apparently require freezing to break winter diapause. Larvae pass through four instars(2)
Remarks
males generally fly between 2pm and 4pm while females fly in early evening(3)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
Southwestmoths.org - life cycle photos and info
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Systematics and Life History of Saturnia (Calosaturnia) albofasciata in California (Saturniidae)
Charles L. Hogue, Frank P. Sala, Noel McFarland, and Christopher Henne. 1965. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 4(3): 173-184.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.