#7731 nevadensis

Nevada Buck Moth

Hemileuca nevadensis Stretch, 1872

Family: Saturniidae

Status: Uncommon local resident

Range: Western United States extending northeast to the Great Lakes region.

Larval Hostplant(s):  Various species of Willows (Salix sp.) and Cottonwoods (Populus sp.)

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: One autumn flight (Sept – Oct).

Habitat: Riparian areas

Avg. Wingspan: 2 – 2 1/2 Inches

Found at:

Overwintering: As eggs

Similar Species:

Notes: Females lack orange hairs at the tip of the abdomen.

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