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Species Anisota fuscosa - Hodges#7717.1

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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 Anisota
Species fuscosa (Anisota fuscosa - Hodges#7717.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Previously considered a subspecies of Anisota stigma (Lemaire, 1988), then a synonym of Anisota stigma (Tuskes et al 1996), and finally Burke and Peigler (2009) treat this taxon as a valid species.
Regardless of the debate surrounding the name fuscosa, the Anisota stigma-like populations from Eastern Texas are noticeably deeper brown, and according to Burke and Peigler, have larvae unlike A. stigma and much more similar to A. consularis.
Print References
Burke, Joel T. & R. S. Peigler. 2009. Phylogenetic analysis of Anisota (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) based on scolus size and structure of mature larvae. Southeastern Naturalist 8: 739-745.
Works Cited
1.Les Saturniidae Americains,The Saturniidae of America,Los Saturniidae Americanos (= Attacidae): Ceratocampinae
Claude Lemaire. 1988. Museo Nacional de Costa Rica.
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.