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Pine Devil Moth

Citheronia sepulcralis


Late afternoon spotting. Large, sturdy-looking moth, 2 inches long resting on a cinder block wall. BugGuide notes that this moth does not make a cocoon. Females lay eggs singly or in groups of 2-3 at base of pine needles. Caterpillar pupates in burrows in loose soil, and pupa overwinters in soil.


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suzmonk 4 years ago

Thanks, Jacob. I think this spotting is when I began to understand how different two individuals of the same species could appear. I had seen another Pine Devil the week before, but it was smaller all over ... this one looks like a linebacker.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 4 years ago

WOW! You are getting some good ones!

Scooba, Mississippi, USA

Lat: 32.83, Long: -88.48

Spotted on Aug 11, 2014
Submitted on Aug 16, 2014

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