|Nevada buck moth|
Hemileuca nevadensis, the Nevada buck moth, is a species in the family Saturniidae.
The female tends to be larger than the male, while males have black abdomens with red tips. The upperside of the wing is creamy white with black edges, each wing has "eyes" or black dots.
There is one brood between September and December during that time the adult will lay eggs in rings around the twigs of the host plant. Once the caterpillars are ready to pupate they spin loose cocoons in plant litter near their host plant.
The adults don't feed.
- "Species Hemileuca nevadensis - Nevada Buck Moth". Iowa State University Entomology. Retrieved 2008-10-12.
- "Nevade Buckmoth". Butterflies and Moths of North America. Retrieved 2008-10-12.
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