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   Rothschildia lebeau


Giant Silkworm Moth (Rothschildia lebeau lebeau)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Saturniidae
Sub-Family: Saturniinae
Genus: Rothschildia
Species: lebeau
Year: 1868
Distribution: South America, Central America, Mexico, Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

Adults tend to emmerge in the early evening. Mating usually starts 10pm till midnight. They will start to lay eggs the folowing day. Usually laying 3-6 eggs per row on the leafs of the plant that the caterpillars will eat. As adult moths, they do not feed. Their season ranges from February-April, and September-November.

Females: get 3 1/2 - 4 15/16 inches (9 - 12.5 cm).

Males: get 3 1/2 - 4 15/16 inches (9 - 12.5 cm).

Diet: Privit, lime prickly ash (Zanthoxylum fagara), Mexican ash (Fraxinus berlandieriana), citrus (Citrus), willow (Salix), peach (Prunus persica), and acacia (Acacia).



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