Attributes of Coloradia doris

Doris' pinemoth
Coloradia doris Barnes, 1900

Family: Saturniidae
Subfamily: Hemileucinae
Identification: Upperside a black line outlining a darker basal area. Hindwing is slightly paler and may have pink at the base or along the inner margin. Male forewings are gray-brown; hindwings are whitish and translucent, are faintly marked, and may be pink at the base and inner margin. Each wing of both male and female has a faint black submedian line and a small black eyespot.
Wing Span: 2 5/8 - 3 3/8 inches (6.6 - 8.6 cm).
Life History: Adults emerge from their cocoons in the late morning and mating begins at sunset. Shortly after mating, females lay eggs in clusters of 5-12 at the base of pine needles. Eggs hatch in about three weeks. Young caterpillars are gregarious, with 3-5 caterpillars feeding together on the same pine needle. Older caterpillars feed alone. Caterpillars spin loose cocoons under the soil surface in which they pupate and overwinter.
Flight: One brood from April-July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), lodgepole pine (P. contorta), pinyon pine (P. monophylla), and perhaps other pines.
Adult Food: Adults do not feed.
Habitat: Pine forests.
Range: Idaho and Montana south through Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada to Arizona and New Mexico.
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 26, 2014 mdurant Boulder County, Colorado, United States August 03, 2014 Details
June 11, 2013 J_Martineau Carbon County, Wyoming, United States December 11, 2013 Details
June 24, 2009 legacy.reporter (Jason Martineau) Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States August 04, 2010 Details
May 19, 1985 legacy.reporter (James P. Tuttle) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
June 29, 2008 legacy.reporter Eureka County, Nevada, United States August 07, 2008 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Apache County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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