7723.1 – Anisota pellucida,

Clear Oakworm Moth 

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Actual adult captured on Key Largo

Freshly emerged Female

General Species Information

Host Plant: Oak, Host unknown in the Keys - more than likely, this specimen was a stray and this species is not breeding in the Keys

Historical Range:  South Eastern USA

Our Experience with this Species: We have only found one specimen of this species on Key Largo in May. Female was gravid and produced eggs which hatched and larvae were reared on live oak

Notes: This species should be concidered a stray in the Keys

Distribution Chart

K. Largo   Marath. Ba. Hond     B.P.K.   No Name  Sck. Isd.    K. West
Colored box indicates adult of this species has been confirmed on that island

Adult Flight Chart

  Jan.       Feb.     Mar.     Apr.    May     Jun.      Jul.       Aug.     Sep.     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.
Colored box indicates adult of this species has been confirmed in that month

References

eggs

3rd instar larvae

Final Instar larva

Pupa

Freshly emerged male

Freshly emerged Female

1st instar larvae

4th instar larvae

Head Capsules

Freshly emerged male

Freshly emerged male

Freshly emerged Female

2nd instar larvae

Final Instar larva

Final Instar larvae

Freshly emerged male

Freshly emerged male

Freshly emerged Female

Freshly emerged male

Freshly emerged Female

Freshly emerged Female