Calletta Silkmoth (Eupackardia calleta)

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

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Taft, Texas

Members' Notes:

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On Mar 23, 2007, claypa from West Pottsgrove, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This beautiful, large Silkmoth is native to parts of south and west Texas, southern Arizona, and Baja California. The larvae eat Ash, Ocotillo and jumping bean plants. The adults fly at night and do not eat.
Wingspan 8 - 11cm, or up to 4 1/4 inches