Attributes of Citheronia sepulcralis

Pine-devil Moth
Citheronia sepulcralis Grote & Robinson, 1865

Family: Saturniidae
Subfamily: Ceratocampinae
Identification: Upperside of forewings is gray-brown with a black median line and a black cell spot. Upperside of hindwings is pale gray-brown with red at the base.
Wing Span: 2 3/4 - 3 5/16 inches (7 - 10 cm).
Life History: Adults emerge in late morning and mate that night. Females lay eggs the following night singly or in groups of 2-3 at the base of pine needles. Eggs hatch in 7-10 days, and the caterpillars are solitary feeders. Fully-grown caterpillars pupate in burrows in loose soil.
Flight: One brood in the north from June-July, two broods in the south from April-June and from August-September, possibly several broods in Florida from March-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Pines including pitch pine (Pinus rigida), eastern white pine (P. strobus), and Caribbean pine (P. caribaea).
Adult Food: Adults do not feed.
Habitat: Coastal pine forests.
Range: Southern Maine west to southeastern Ohio, south to the Florida Keys and southeastern Louisiana.
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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June 20, 2014 jesmorgan Worcester County, Maryland, United States July 25, 2014 Details
May 22, 2014 Ken Childs Chester County, Tennessee, United States May 31, 2014 Details
May 25, 2014 ShawnLane Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States May 30, 2014 Details
May 15, 2013 erica32paulk Dale County, Alabama, United States October 07, 2013 Details
September 10, 2013 Donna Michael Wake County, North Carolina, United States September 10, 2013 Details
August 15, 2013 donnadwood Virginia, Virginia Beach County, United States August 25, 2013 Details
July 29, 1998 curtis.lehman (Paul Dennehy) Montour County, Pennsylvania, United States January 19, 2013 Details
June 23, 2003 curtis.lehman (Paul Dennehy) Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States January 19, 2013 Details
July 15, 1969 curtis.lehman Snyder County, Pennsylvania, United States November 30, 2012 Details
June 18, 2011 Ryan St Laurent Burlington County, New Jersey, United States October 24, 2012 Details
June 28, 2011 Ryan St Laurent Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States October 24, 2012 Details
August 27, 2011 Ryan St Laurent Marion County, Florida, United States October 24, 2012 Details
June 22, 2012 Greg Bingaman Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States August 21, 2012 Details
June 11, 2009 Chip Krilowicz Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States June 24, 2012 Details
May 29, 2012 Rangertsp Van Buren County, Tennessee, United States May 31, 2012 Details
August 09, 2011 Disjecta Membra Flagler County, Florida, United States August 09, 2011 Details
December 31, 1969 legacy.reporter (Dallas Dowhower) Perry County, Pennsylvania, United States December 31, 2010 Details
December 31, 1969 legacy.reporter (Dallas Dowhower) Perry County, Pennsylvania, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 19, 1978 legacy.reporter (Jason Weintraub) Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States June 21, 2010 Details
August 24, 2008 legacy.reporter (Michael A. Turns) Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States October 24, 2008 Details
August 03, 1989 legacy.reporter (Valeriu Albu) Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States July 25, 2008 Details
May 26, 2003 legacy.reporter (Tom Smith) Colleton County, South Carolina, United States July 25, 2008 Details
August 16, 1982 legacy.reporter (Rick Gilmore) Edgefield County, South Carolina, United States July 25, 2008 Details
August 18, 1973 legacy.reporter (Brian G. Scholtens) Newberry County, South Carolina, United States July 25, 2008 Details
January 01, 1970 legacy.reporter (Richard B. Dominick Moth and Butterfly Collection) Charleston County, South Carolina, United States December 10, 2007 Details
May 10, 2007 legacy.reporter (Thomas Smith) Grady County, Georgia, United States October 01, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Baldwin County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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