COMPLETE REARING INFORMATION
Automeris colenon 1st instar © World of Silkmoths
Automeris colenon (Dyar, 1912)

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Arizona, Mexico
June - July, 2nd September - October
Cocoon
At night, brief, easy
2
20 Days
Grasses (Poaceae-Graminae, Bermuda), Bamboo
Larvae are gregarious through most instars. High humidity with no  
ventilation should be avoided, but larvae should be misted and allowed  
to drink daily. Cocoons are made in dense tangles of leaves or twigs,  
or under detritus on soil surface. Cocoons can tolerate cold and even  
light freezing but extended periods <0°C should be avoided.  
Emergence from pupae is in the late afternoon and adults only climb a  
few centimeters to expand their wings. The emergence cage must  
have abundant places for adults to perch and expand their wings.
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