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TAXONOMY
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,

References

California Academy of Sciences Rainforest Level 3 2017 Vetting Tim Wong

Ron’s flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/cas_docents/33312191516/in/album-72157608449327886/

Butterflies and Moths of North America  www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Rothschildia-lebeau

Ohio State Univ. bugguide.net/node/view/151823

Chicago Botanical Garden  www.chicagobotanic.org/butterflies/rothschild_silkmoth

Ron’s WordPress Shortlink http://wp.me/p1DZ4b-1MF

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

Genus/species: Argema mimosae

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Color is emerald-green with yellow and red eyespots on wings. Larvae are green with thin white bands and rows of long projections on back. The cocoons are silvery and pitted with small holes. This Moth has no moving mouth parts. Its one week adult life consists of living off stored fat, mating and laying eggs.
Females release pheromones which are detected by the males large feathery antennae.

Wing Span 10-12 cm (4-5 inches)

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DISTRIBUTION: Eastern and Southern Africa

References

California Academy of Sciences Rainforest 2017

Ron’s flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/cas_docents/33175672016/in/dateposted-public/

Ron’s WordPress Shortlink http://wp.me/p1DZ4b-1Mi

reimangardens.com/  www.reimangardens.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/african_…

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