Attributes of Sphingicampa heiligbrodti


Sphingicampa heiligbrodti

Family: Saturniidae
Subfamily: Ceratocampinae
Identification: Upperside of forewing is light gray with scalloped brown median and submedian lines. Upperside of hindwing is light gray with red at the base which may extend outward over most of the wing. Forewing has small white cell spots, and hindwing has larger black spots.
Wing Span: 2 1/16 - 3 3/16 inches (5.2 - 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 in shallow burrows in the ground. Caterpillars of the spring brood emerge in the fall, and those from the fall brood overwinter as pupae in their burrows.
Flight: Two broods from March-June and from September-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa), perhaps also Acacia.
Adult Food: Adults do not feed.
Habitat: Lowland thorn scrub, Tamaulipan brushland.
Range: Central to South Texas, south into the states of Tamaulipas and Veracruz, 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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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
October 16, 2004 czaplak Hidalgo County, Texas, United States December 22, 2013 Details
April 07, 1972 stomlins701 Bexar County, Texas, United States April 05, 2013 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Coahuila De Zaragoza, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Atascosa County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bastrop County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bexar County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Brewster County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Brooks County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Calhoun County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cameron County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Comal County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Erath County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hidalgo County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jim Wells County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Kinney County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Medina County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Nueces County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Palo Pinto County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, San Patricio County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Uvalde County December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Val Verde County December 31, 2004 Details