Notes on the Life History of Citheronia hamifera Rothschild, 1907 (Lepidoptera, Saturniidae)

Mike G. Rutherford


On 4 July 2016 a large ornate caterpillar was found on the northern slope of Flagstaff Hill, Speyside, Tobago (11.3302°, -60.5388°). A female imago emerged on 31 July giving a pupation duration of 21 days. It was identified as Citheronia hamifera Rothschild, 1907 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae).

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