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890014 – 7716   Anisota stigma (Fabricius, 1775)
             Spiny Oakworm

Ken Childs
Distribution: Caution: A single range map dot for a Canadian province may represent records without specific location data.
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Synonymy: Bombyx stigma Fabricius, 1775
Adelocephala stygma Boisduval, 1872
Taxonomic Notes: Anisota stigma (Fabricius, 1775) includes as a subspecies Anisota stigma fuscosa Ferguson, 1971, MONA Fascicle 20.2a: 67. Burke & Peigler (2009) treat fuscosa as a full species.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Burke, J.T. & R.S. Peigler, 2009. Phylogenetic Analysis of Anisota (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) Based on Scolus Size and Structure of Mature Larvae. Southeastern Naturalist, 8(4): 739-745.
  • Ferguson, D. C., 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.2a: p. 67; pl. 5.1-6, 5.6. order or free PDF
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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