Attributes of Sphingicampa albolineata


Sphingicampa albolineata

Family: Saturniidae
Subfamily: Ceratocampinae
Identification: Females are larger than males. Upperside of forewing is brownish green with a white submedian line and a diagonal white line running from the tip to the inner margin. Upperside of hindwing is mostly red.
Wing Span: 2 3/16 - 3 1/8 inches (5.6 - 8 cm).
Life History: Young caterpillars perch on the undersides of petioles and feed on the leaf bases. Older caterpillars cut through petioles partway and bend down the leaves in order to feed on them. Caterpillars pupate and overwinter in chambers in the ground.
Flight: Two to three broods from April-November.
Caterpillar Hosts: Probably an Acacia, Mimosa, or Leucaena.
Adult Food: Adults do not feed.
Habitat: Thorn forest and ebony forest.
Range: Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, and south into Mexico.
Conservation: Inventory populations to determine conservation status.
NCGR: GU - Unable to assign rank due to lack of available information.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

Images of Sphingicampa albolineata

Click on an image to view full size and to see additional details.

Sphingicampa albolineata - 2814_37.jpg

Sphingicampa albolineata - 2814_37.jpg

The map below displays all BAMONA data for this species and has three different data layers:
1. All records (yellow dots)   2. Recently verified records (orange dots)*   3. US county records (purple)

How to use the map:
Click on the map and move your mouse to pan.
Zoom by using the plus [+] and minus [-] on the left side of the map.
To change which map layers are displayed, click on the plus sign [+] on the right side of the map and turn on/off the data layers and base layers.

*The orange dots on the map provide access to information about the 400 most recently verified sightings of this species. Sometimes, there are several records at the same location. Use the table view to access these records.

By default, the fifty most recently verified sightings are below. Sort by Observation Date to see the most recent sightings, or filter the sightings by region to get a regional list.

See more recently verified sightings of all species.

You don't have Javascript enabled. Hover for more information! But don't worry: you can still use this web site! You have two options:
  • enable Javascript in your browser and then refresh this page, for a much enhanced experience.
  • click the Update button every time you want to update the selection.
Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
November 02, 2014 ddodd Cameron County, Texas, United States November 13, 2014 Details
November 02, 2014 ddodd Cameron County, Texas, United States November 13, 2014 Details
July 29, 1986 legacy.reporter (James P. Tuttle) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Nuevo Leon, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cameron County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Galveston County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Uvalde County December 31, 2004 Details