Family Saturniidae Hodges # 7758
Caterpillar foods: walnut, hickory, white birch, persimmon, sweet gum, pecan, and sumac (Bugguide)
For a long time I wondered if we had Lunas on our land. Finally, in August of 2009, I found this piece of a wing on our driveway.
8/5/2011 A female was attracted to my lights
8/8/2011 I kept her overnight and she laid lots of eggs
8/18/2011 1st instar
8/25/2011 – 3rd instar
8/27/2011 3rd instar
8/1/2011 4th instar
9/5/2011 5th instar
9/14/2011 5th instar after the colors started to change in preparation for pupating
9/26/2011 cocoon with its leaf wrapping
5/10/2012 A male at my lights
6/8/2013 A reared male.
5/20/2016 male at my lights