Attributes of Anisota stigma

Spiny oakworm moth
Anisota stigma (Fabricius, 1775)

Family: Saturniidae
Subfamily: Ceratocampinae
Identification: Females are larger than males. Upperside is reddish orange with scattered small black specks and faint postmedian lines on both wings. Forewing has a small white cell spot. Males are redder than females. Texas individuals of both sexes are browner.
Wing Span: 1 9/16 - 2 3/4 inches (4 - 7 cm).
Life History: Eggs are laid in clusters of 5-20 and hatch in about 2 weeks. Young caterpillars feed together and when older they feed alone. Fully-grown caterpillars pupate and overwinter in underground chambers.
Flight: One brood; from June-July in the north, July-August in the south, and August-September in Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Various oaks (Quercus species).
Adult Food: Adults do not feed.
Habitat: Deciduous woods.
Range: Southeastern Canada; southern New England west to Minnesota, south to central Florida, the Gulf Coast, and central Texas.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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July 15, 2007 ugugusgili Jackson County, Alabama, United States October 19, 2014 Details
July 30, 2014 jessicad824 Pittsylvania County, Virginia, United States October 07, 2014 Details
July 25, 2014 gldearman Jefferson County, Florida, United States August 18, 2014 Details
August 14, 2014 polson123 Columbus County, North Carolina, United States August 14, 2014 Details
August 11, 2014 Bill OCain Lexington County, South Carolina, United States August 13, 2014 Details
July 26, 2014 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States August 02, 2014 Details
July 13, 2014 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States July 24, 2014 Details
June 15, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States July 22, 2014 Details
June 02, 2014 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States July 21, 2014 Details
July 16, 2014 NanaB Talladega County, Alabama, United States July 21, 2014 Details
July 13, 2014 ShawnLane Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States July 18, 2014 Details
July 13, 2014 jesmorgan Worcester County, Maryland, United States July 18, 2014 Details
July 16, 2014 wenchlori Greene County, Indiana, United States July 18, 2014 Details
July 08, 2014 JenCowser Fairfax County, Virginia, United States July 18, 2014 Details
July 12, 2014 MaryAnn Friedman Okaloosa County, Florida, United States July 15, 2014 Details
July 07, 2014 Stuart Marcus Texas, Liberty County, United States July 07, 2014 Details
August 31, 2013 Doug Bruce Anderson County, Tennessee, United States February 15, 2014 Details
July 02, 2013 erica32paulk Dale County, Alabama, United States January 13, 2014 Details
September 01, 2013 misskaj Cherokee County, Georgia, United States October 14, 2013 Details
July 19, 2013 llarken Jackson County, Georgia, United States August 29, 2013 Details
August 28, 2013 lorispencer Logan County, Arkansas, United States August 29, 2013 Details
June 30, 2013 Joshua Spence Murray County, Georgia, United States August 22, 2013 Details
July 22, 2013 laurie82 Hinds County, Mississippi, United States August 21, 2013 Details
August 15, 2013 lorispencer Logan County, Arkansas, United States August 15, 2013 Details
July 17, 2013 rdhealy1951 Hardin County, Kentucky, United States August 10, 2013 Details
July 22, 2013 nsharadi Chesapeake City County, Virginia, United States July 26, 2013 Details
June 29, 2013 Jonathan Williams Overton County, Tennessee, United States July 17, 2013 Details
July 16, 2013 Rossalleni McCreary County, Kentucky, United States July 17, 2013 Details
July 17, 2013 jratkins79 Pittsylvania County, Virginia, United States July 17, 2013 Details
July 12, 2013 meinhardmk Cumberland County, Virginia, United States July 14, 2013 Details
September 04, 2012 mothsloth4 Okeechobee County, Florida, United States July 09, 2013 Details
June 29, 2013 sierralittle Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States June 29, 2013 Details
August 17, 2012 erica32paulk Dale County, Alabama, United States May 02, 2013 Details
June 30, 2012 Ken Childs Chester County, Tennessee, United States February 17, 2013 Details
July 06, 2012 Ken Childs Chester County, Tennessee, United States February 17, 2013 Details
July 04, 2010 curtis.lehman (Paul Dennehy) Boone County, West Virginia, United States January 20, 2013 Details
July 21, 1971 curtis.lehman Snyder County, Pennsylvania, United States October 21, 2012 Details
June 23, 2012 rdhealy1951 Hardin County, Kentucky, United States August 28, 2012 Details
July 07, 2012 rdhealy1951 Hardin County, Kentucky, United States August 17, 2012 Details
July 17, 2012 marathonmom36 Mississippi, United States August 12, 2012 Details
July 18, 2012 Jeff Trahan Bossier Parish, Louisiana, United States August 12, 2012 Details
July 23, 2012 pottsdls Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, United States August 12, 2012 Details
June 24, 2012 stancha Georgia, Union County, United States July 27, 2012 Details
July 08, 2012 Bob Kipfer Christian County, Missouri, United States July 21, 2012 Details
June 02, 2012 mikechapman Glynn County, Georgia, United States July 10, 2012 Details
June 13, 2009 MaryAnn Friedman Jackson County, Florida, United States January 05, 2012 Details
August 15, 2010 JasonPike1980 Texas, Rusk County, United States September 23, 2011 Details
August 03, 2011 Terry W. Johnson Monroe County, Georgia, United States August 26, 2011 Details
July 26, 2011 Mark S Livingston County, Kentucky, United States July 27, 2011 Details
June 24, 2011 rdhealy1951 Hardin County, Kentucky, United States July 24, 2011 Details