Automeris hesselorum 1th or 2nd instar © M. Fischer
Automeris hesselorum (Ferguson, 1972)

Arizona, Mexico
Half July - August
Brief in the night (from 01:00 on), easy
10-14 Days
Quercus, Rhobinia pseudoacacia, Salix
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I only tried to rear this species ones, on fagus. They did very well in  
the first 3 instars, but when reached the 4th, they didn't eat any  
more, and just died. I think that fagus is not a proper foodplant, and  
best could be used Rhobinia or Salix. Eggs will have there 'black dot' if  
fertile, like many Automeris species have.

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