Attributes of Automeris cecrops

Cecrops eyed silkmoth
Automeris cecrops (Boisduval, 1875)

Family: Saturniidae
Subfamily: Hemileucinae
Identification: Upperside of forewing ranges from beige to pink and has a thin yellow line running diagonally from the tip to the inner margin. Large black eyespot on hindwing is surrounded by an orange patch.
Wing Span: 3 1/8 - 4 3/16 inches (8 - 10.6 cm).
Life History: Eggs are laid in groups of 30-40 on the host plant. Young caterpillars feed together while older caterpillars are solitary. Fully-grown caterpillars pupate and overwinter in cocoons spun in plant litter on the ground.
Flight: One brood from May-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Fendler ceanothus (Ceanothus fendleri), catclaw mimosa (Mimosa biuncifera), mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus parvifolius), and oaks (Quercus).
Adult Food: Adults do not feed.
Habitat: Oak woodland, shrubland, and thorn scrub.
Range: Mountain ranges from central Arizona to southwestern New Mexico, and south into Mexico.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: GU - Unable to assign rank due to lack of available information.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
July 30, 2014 Jim Eckert Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States October 05, 2014 Details
June 02, 2014 queene22 Navajo County, Arizona, United States July 08, 2014 Details
June 11, 2014 1forestdweller Gila County, Arizona, United States July 08, 2014 Details
September 10, 2013 Kathi Anderson Grant County, New Mexico, United States April 30, 2014 Details
August 19, 2013 ladygoodlife Coconino County, Arizona, United States August 20, 2013 Details
August 16, 2013 SpottedDogMom Gila County, Arizona, United States August 18, 2013 Details
August 05, 1989 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
July 10, 1978 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
August 13, 1979 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
July 30, 1983 legacy.reporter (James P. Tuttle) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
October 17, 1983 legacy.reporter (Kenneth C. Hansen) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
June 15, 1975 legacy.reporter (Michael D. VanBuskirk) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
May 25, 1974 legacy.reporter (Ron H. Leuschner) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
August 02, 2005 kellyrichers (Kelly M. Richers) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
July 27, 1991 legacy.reporter (James P. Tuttle) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
August 06, 2002 legacy.reporter (B/B) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
August 01, 1988 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
August 01, 1991 legacy.reporter (James P. Tuttle) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
August 28, 1998 legacy.reporter (James P. Tuttle) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
September 14, 1998 legacy.reporter (James P. Tuttle) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
September 05, 1976 legacy.reporter (Michael J. Smith) 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 Coconino 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 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 Chihuahua, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Nuevo Leon, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Grant County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details