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Texas Buckmoth 

Hemileuca maia nr. peigleri

Family Saturniidae, Subfamily Hemileucinae


 

Port O'Connor, Calhoun Co., TX
December 19, 2004 (B Freeman)


 

Port O'Connor, Calhoun Co., TX
December 26, 2005

Photo courtesy of the Texas Lepidoptera Survey


Texas County Records for Hemileuca peigleri

 


Range: Endemic to Texas, primarily central but also on the coast north of Corpus Christi.

Flight Period: One brood from November-December.

Larval Host: Oaks - Quercus spp.

Type Locality: Ebony Hill Research Station, Bexar Co., Texas (Roy Kendall residence)


References: 

Kendall, R.O. & R.S. Peigler. 1981. Hemileuca grotei (Saturniidae): its morphology, natural history, spatial and temporal distribution. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 35(1): 41-50.

McElfresh, S.J., A.M. Hammond & J.G. Millar. 2004. Sex Pheromone Components of the Buck Moth Hemileuca maia. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 27(7): 1409-1422. [abstract]

McElfresh, J.S., Millar, J.G. 1999. Sex pheromone of the common sheep moth, Hemileuca eglanterina, from the San Gabriel mountains of southern California. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 25: 687-709.

McElfresh, J.S., J.G. Millar. 1999. Sex pheromone of Nuttall's sheep moth, Hemileuca nuttali, from the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains of California. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 25: 711-726.

McElfresh, J.S., J.G. Millar. 1999. Geographic variation in the sex pheromone blend of Hemileuca electra from southern California. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 25: 2505-2525.

Peigler, R.S. 1985. Description, distribution, and biology of a new Hemileuca (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) from western Texas and southern New Mexico. Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo (Frankfurt) 6(2): 113-124.

Peigler, R.S. 1993. Wild silks of the world. American Entomologist, 39(3): 151-161.

Peigler, R.S. 1996. Catalog of parasitoids of Saturniidae of the world. The Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, 33: 1-121.

Peigler, R.S. & S.E. Stone. 1989. Taxonomic and biological notes on the Hemileuca maia complex (Saturniidae) with description of a new species from Texas and New Mexico. Transactions of the Lepidopterological Society of Japan, 40(2): 149-166.

Pryor, G.S. 1998. Life history of the bog buck moth (Saturniidae: Hemileuca) in the New York state. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 52(2): 125-138. 

Rubinoff, D. Field observations on mating behavior and predation of Hemileuca electra (Saturniidae). Journal of the Lepidopteristsí Society, 52(2): 212-214.

Tuskes, P.M. 1986. Biology and immature stages of Hemileuca diana and H. grotei (Saturniidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 40(1): 27-35.

Tuskes P.M., & S. McElfresh. 1995. The biology and distribution of Hemileuca electra populations in the United States and Mexico, with description of two new subspecies. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 49(1): 49-71. 

Tuskes, P.M., J.P. Tuttle & M.M.Collins. 1996. The Wild Silk Moths of North America. A natural history of the Saturniidae of the United States and Canada. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York. 250 pp.


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