Coloradia

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Coloradia
Coloradia pandora adult.jpg
Pandora moth (Coloradia pandora)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Saturniidae
Subfamily: Hemileucinae
Genus: Coloradia
C. A. Blake, 1863

Coloradia is a genus of moths of the family Saturniidae.[1] There are nine described species found in Mexico and eastern North America. The genus was first described by C. A. Blake in 1863.

These are generally large moths, predominantly grey in colour. The larvae usually feed on pines and members of the genus are commonly called pinemoths, although Coloradia pandora has been recorded on aspen.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rougerie, R. & Collective of iBOL Saturniidae expert taxonomists (2009). "Online list of valid and available names of the Saturniidae of the World". Lepidoptera Barcode of Life: Saturniidae.

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