Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Saturniidae

Genus/species: Rothschildia lebeau

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Wings are reddish-brown with an olive tinge. The four clear spots or four windows give it its Spanish name cuatro ventanars. It may live as a pupa for two or three years before becoming an adult which does not eat in their short lifetime.

Wing Span: 9 – 12.5 cm (3 1/2 – 4 15/16 in)

DISTRIBUTION: Southern Texas To South America. Found in thorn scrub,


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