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Citheronia sepulcralis

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Citheronia sepulcralis, the pine-devil moth, is a Nearctic member of the family Saturniidae and of the subfamily Ceratocampinae. The species are blackish brown. The species was first described by Augustus Radcliffe Grote and Coleman Townsend Robinson in 1865.[1]

Range

The adults fly in broods and can be found in various parts of the United States over the year. The moths are present in the states of Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Florida and Maine.[2] They are most common in Florida and Louisiana.[3]

Broods in the northern US will fly during June and July. In the southern states, the moths will fly from April through June. Several broods in Florida City, Florida can fly from March through October.[4]

Life cycle

Egg

The eggs hatch after 7 to 10 days, and the caterpillars start feeding almost immediately.[4]

Larva

The larvae of the species are black or brown with black marking.[5]

Pupa

As with most of this subfamily, when the caterpillars are ready to pupate, they burrow underground.[4]

Adult

As with all of Saturniidae, the adults do not feed. Their mouthparts have been reduced. The adults are brown.[5]

Food plants

Ecology

Adults emerge in the morning and mate on the same night. Females lay egg in groups of 1 to 3 on pine needles the next night.[4]

References

  1. ^ "890010.00 – 7708 – Citheronia sepulcralis – Pine Devil Moth – Grote & Robinson, 1865". North American Moth Photographers Group. Mississippi State University. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Citheronia sepulcralis". Discover Life. Retrieved 2017-01-12.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ a b c d Lotts, Kelly; Naberhaus, Thomas (2017). "Pine-devil Moth Citheronia sepulcralis Grote & Robinson, 1865". Butterflies and Moths of North America. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Cotinis (May 10, 2013). "Species Citheronia sepulcralis - Pine Devil Moth - Hodges#7708". BugGuide. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
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Citheronia sepulcralis: Brief Summary

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Citheronia sepulcralis, the pine-devil moth, is a Nearctic member of the family Saturniidae and of the subfamily Ceratocampinae. The species are blackish brown. The species was first described by Augustus Radcliffe Grote and Coleman Townsend Robinson in 1865.

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