Lebeau’s Rothschildia (Rothschildea lebeau)


 
Living image of Lebeau's Rothschildia on a plant Family: Saturniidae (giant silk moths).
 
Geographic Distribution: North, Central and South America. From South America to southernmost tip of Texas.
 
Wingspan: 90-125 mm (3.5-5 in).
 
Larval host plants: Citrus spp., willow (Salix spp.), peach (Prunus spp.), lime prickly ash (Zanthoxylum fagara), Mexican ash (Fraxinus berlandieriana).
 
Habitats: Thorny scrub.
 
Identification: A large moth, medium reddish brown in color, with characteristic clear spots on both hindwings and forewings.
 
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Lebeau’s Rothschildia
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