Attributes of Antheraea oculea

Oculea silkmoth
Antheraea oculea (Neumoegen, 1883)

Family: Saturniidae
Subfamily: Saturniinae
Identification: Upperside of wings is tan, sometimes with a yellowish or reddish tint. Forewing margin is the same color as the basal area; submarginal line is black. Rings around the eyespots are orange, blue, and black. Underside has contrasting rust, brown, and white markings.
Wing Span: 3 15/16 - 5 7/8 inches (10 - 15 cm).
Life History: Adults emerge from their cocoons in the afternoon, and mating takes place in late evening or early morning. Females lay eggs during the following evenings, depositing clusters of 3-8 eggs on the host plants. Caterpillars eat leaves and spin large cocoons in the leaves of the host plant.
Flight: One brood from June-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Oaks and walnuts including Emory oak (Quercus emoryi), Mexican blue oak (Q. oblongifolia), and Arizona black walnut (Juglans major).
Adult Food: Adults do not feed.
Habitat: Oak woodland and mixed forest.
Range: Southwestern corner of New Mexico through the mountains of southern Arizona north to Flagstaff and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
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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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
August 20, 1984 Rolf Luetcke Cochise County, Arizona, United States May 29, 2014 Details
August 11, 2005 jjweber Brewster County, Texas, United States March 31, 2014 Details
July 16, 2013 Sean Werle Cochise County, Arizona, United States February 12, 2014 Details
September 04, 2013 keetabirdy Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 12, 2014 Details
July 29, 2013 MHartingAZ Pima County, Arizona, United States August 24, 2013 Details
June 20, 2012 magnet Sanpete County, Utah, United States October 30, 2012 Details
July 01, 2005 Albert214 Graham County, Arizona, United States July 31, 2012 Details
July 16, 2004 Albert214 Navajo County, Arizona, United States July 31, 2012 Details
July 07, 2012 jay_hender79 San Miguel County, New Mexico, United States July 10, 2012 Details
August 01, 2011 mkgarlant Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States August 17, 2011 Details
August 17, 2011 cpkarmy74 Cochise County, Arizona, United States August 17, 2011 Details
July 09, 2011 Sparks Yavapai County, Arizona, United States August 16, 2011 Details
July 24, 2010 legacy.reporter (Joel C. Barnes) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States May 02, 2011 Details
July 21, 2009 legacy.reporter (Loni Corbett) Gila County, Arizona, United States August 10, 2009 Details
July 05, 2008 legacy.reporter (Cindy Pennington, Victoria Saenz, Isabel Saenz) Coconino County, Arizona, United States March 24, 2009 Details
July 25, 1974 kellyrichers (Kelly M. Richers) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
July 05, 1977 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
July 26, 1975 legacy.reporter (Paul M. Tuskes) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
August 07, 2005 kellyrichers (Kelly M. Richers) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
July 28, 1975 legacy.reporter (Paul M. Tuskes) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
September 04, 1971 legacy.reporter (Kenneth C. Hansen) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
July 31, 1989 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Greenlee County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Maricopa County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pima County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Yavapai County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Grant County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Otero County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details