Forbes' Silkmoth (Rothschildia forbesi)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Saturniidae (sa-tur-NEE-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Rothschildia
Species: forbesi


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Edinburg, Texas

Members' Notes:


On Oct 20, 2007, TexasPuddyPrint from Edinburg, TX wrote:

A gorgeous moth!!! Often referred to as "Cuatro Espejos" in Mexico due to the four mirror-like markings. A female emerged from a cocoon on 101007. She started calling to a mate around 8pm on 101107. A male showed up in my yard at around 10pm and was flitting all around the meshed reptarium trying to find a way inside so I unzipped one side and he immediately flew in. They remained mated from 101107-101207. I released the male afterwards and kept the female in the meshed reptarium. She laid eggs in captivity from 101307-101507 on strips of brown paper hung in the reptarium as well as many more on a Rio Grande Ash sapling and a potted Wax Leaf Privet I had placed in the reptarium. I released her the evening of 101507 so she would continue to lay eggs on the Rio Grande Ash trees that ar... read more