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Forbes' Silkmoth (Rothschildia forbesi)

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

Profile:

1 positive
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No negatives

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This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Edinburg, Texas

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Positive TexasPuddyPrint 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 are in my neighborhood. Caterpillars began hatching on 101907.


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