Automeris hesselorum (Ferguson, 1972)

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Arizona, Mexico
Half July - August
Easy, from 1:00 into the night
10-14 days
Quercus, Rhobinia pseudoacacia, Salix
I only tried to rear this species ones, on Beech. They did
very well in the first 3 instars, but when reached the 4th,
they didn't eat any more, and just died. I think that Beech
is not a proper foodplant, and best could be used Rhobinia
or Salix. Eggs will have there 'black dot' if fertile, like many
Automeris species have.
Automeris hesselorum 1th or 2nd instar © M. Fischer

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