Periphoba arcaei The Snuggle-down Moth Three pupae

Periphoba arcaei The Snuggle-down Moth Three pupae
Periphoba arcaei The Snuggle-down Moth Three pupae
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Description

Periphoba arcaei The Snuggle-down Moth Central America

Why the Snuggle-down Moth? When settling, watch how the moth snuggles down into a comfy and low-profile position. It is most endearing! 

If picked up, the moth feigns death, curls its furry body into a ring, with bright orange segments signifying bitter taste or danger. This moth has great character!

A small number of cocoons from early November. The larvae are covered with branched spines and are remeniscent of those of Automeris io, the Bullseye Moth (illustrated). They feed on Oaks including Evergreen species, Sallows, WIllows, Poplars, Hawthorn, Cherry, Prunus, Hornbeam, Beech, Apple, Robinia pseudacacia, Cassia,