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890054 – 7741   Hemileuca hera (Harris, 1841)
             Hera Buckmoth

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Synonymy: Saturnia hera Harris, 1841
Hera chrysocarena Harris, 1869
Hemileuca pica Walker, 1855
Pseudohazis marcata Neumögen, 1891
Pseudohazis gunderi Hill, 1924
Taxonomic Notes: Hemileuca hera (Harris, 1841) includes as a subspecies 7742 Hemileuca magnifica in Pohl et al. (2016) following Tuskes et al. (1996). Both H. h. magnifica and H. h. marcata continue to be treated as full species by some authors.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Ferguson, D. C., 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.2a: p. 134; pl. 9.4-12. order or free PDF
  • Lemaire, C., 2002. Hemileucinae. The Saturniidae of America (3 volume set), 4: 1,388 pages.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 36.6m; p. 240. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
  • Species page at Moths of North Dakota.
  • Tuskes, P.M., J.P. Tuttle, M.M. Collins, 1996. The wild silk moths of North America: a natural history of the Saturniidae of the United States and Canada. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY & London, UK, available in Books to Borrow at Internet Archive.
Hemileuca hera
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Hemileuca hera
© Betsy Higgins
Hemileuca hera
© Hartmut Wisch
Hemileuca hera
65mm – © Jim Vargo
Hemileuca hera
- 60mm - CO – © Ken Osborne
Hemileuca hera
- 74mm - OR - ssp. marcata – © Ken Osborne

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