Moths of Southeastern Arizona:

Saturniidae ( Silkmoths )

Sphingicampa montana

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Saturniidae [27 Species listed, 26 figured]


Saturniidae (Silkmoths)

References:

  1. Ferguson (1971), Fascicle 20.2A of The Moths of American North of Mexico
  2. Ferguson (1972), Fascicle 20.2B of The Moths of American North of Mexico
  3. Tuskes, Tuttle and Collins (1996), The wild silk moths of North America. Cornell University Press. [VERY highly recommended!]
  4. R. S. Peigler and M. Maldonado. 2005. Uses of cocoons of Eupackardia calleta and Rothschilidia cincta by Yaqui Indians in Arizona and Mexico. Nach. Entomol. Ver. Apollo 26: 111-119. pdf file
  5. A few of the posted species photos are courtesy of Paul Opler, and are from the excellent Moths of North America page.

Species list:

Subfamily Citheroniinae (Royal Moths)

  1. Western Imperial (Eacles oslari) [ MONA 7705 ]
  2. Splendid royal moth (Citheronia splendens sinaloensis) [ MONA 7707a ]
  3. Hubbard's small silkmoth (Sphingicampa hubbardi) [ MONA 7711 ]
  4. Montana small silkmoth (Sphingicampa montana)
  5. Raspa small silkmoth (Sphingicampa raspa)
  6. Oslar's oakworm moth (Anisota oslari) [ MONA 7722 ]
  7. Isara small silkmoth (Adeloneivaia isara) [Opler photo]

Subfamily Hemileucinae (Buck and Io Moths)

Tribe Hemileucini

  1. Pandora pinemoth (Coloradia pandora) [ MONA 7724 ]
  2. Doris' pinemoth (Coloradia doris) [ MONA 7725 ]
  3. Lusk's pinemoth (Coloradia luski) [ MONA 7726 ]
  4. Tricolor buckmoth (Hemileuca tricolor) [ MONA 7727 ]
  5. Hualapai buckmoth (Hemileuca hualapai) [ MONA 7728 ]
  6. Grote's buckmoth (Hemileuca grotei) [Opler photo] [ MONA 7733 ]
  7. Stone's buckmoth (Hemileuca stonei)
  8. Juno buckmoth (Hemileuca juno) [ MONA 7735 ]
  9. Electra buckmoth (Hemileuca electra) [ MONA 7736 ]
  10. Randa's eyed silkmoth (Automeris randa) [ MONA 7745 ]
  11. Iris eyed silkmoth (Automeris iris hesselorum) [ MONA 7747a ]
  12. Cecrops eyed silkmoth (Automeris cecrops panima) [ MONA 7748a ]
  13. Patagonia eyed silkmoth (Automeris patagoniensis)
  14. Hylesia coinopus [ Figured in Ferguson, MONA, Fascicle 20.2b, Plate13, fig 9.] [ MONA 7750 ]

Subfamily Saturniinae (Silkmoths)

Tribe Saturniini

  1. Mexican agapema (Agapema anona) [ MONA 7754a ]
  2. Rocky Mountain agapema (Agapema homogena) [ MONA 7756 ]
  3. Oculea silkmoth (Antheraea oculea) [ MONA 7757b ]

Tribe Attacini

  1. Cincta silkmoth (Rothschildia cincta) [ MONA 7760 ] Natural History:
    1. The cocoons of both cincta and calleta are widely used as ornamental jewelry by Native Americans in Arizona and Mexico. A nice review is given by R. S. Peigler and M. Maldonado. (2005) Uses of cocoons of Eupackardia calleta and Rothschilidia cincta by Yaqui Indians in Arizona and Mexico. Nach. Entomol. Ver. Apollo 26: 111-119. pdf file
  2. Calleta silkmoth (Eupackardia calleta) [ MONA 7763 ]
  3. Glover's silkmoth (Hyalophora columbia gloveri) [ MONA 7769 ]


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