Life history of Anisota dissimilis (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae: Ceratocampinae).

K. L. Wolfe, R. S. Peigler


The immature stages of Anisota dissimilis from Mexico are described and figured in color. The head of the mature larva is orange-brown, and the body is black with a broad red lateral stripe on each side, with patches of white granular mottling on each segment. Larvae were reared to maturity on four oak species. Reproductive activity of the moths commences in midday, and copulation continues until after dusk.

Se describen e ilustran a colores los estadios inmaduros de Anisota dissimilis de Mexico. La larva madura tiene la cabeza de color café anaranjado, el cuerpo negro con una raya gruesa de color rojo lateralmente, con manchas granulosas de bianco en cada segmento. Las larvas fueron criadas hasta madurez empleando cuatro especies de Quercus. La actividad reproductiva de las mariposas comienza por el mediodfa con acoplamiento continuo hasta despues del anochecer.


egg; Fagaceae; Guerrero; immatures; larva; Mexico; oakworms; phytogeny; pupa; rearing

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