Automeris incarnata (WALKER) male and female

- Cundinamarca (Colombia), T. DecaŽns & D. Bonilla -

Biogeographic unit: North Andean

Geographic range: Colombia and Venezuela

Habitat Dry Andean forests at low altitudes (400 - 1150 m)

Automeris incarnata males

Cundinamarca (Colombia)

T. DecaŽns & D. Bonilla

Automeris incarnata, 1st instar larvas

Automeris incarnata, 2nd instar larvas

Automeris incarnata, 3rd instar larvas

Automeris incarnata, 4th instar larvas

Automeris incarnata, 4th instar larvas showing their defense behaviour

Automeris incarnata, 5th instar larva

Automeris incarnata, 6th instar larva

Automeris incarnata cocoons

in Ligustrum vulgare leaves

Food plants Polyphagous, accept several plants in captivity, like e.g. Ligustrum sp. and Robinia pseudoacacia. All the larvas of the photos were reared on Ligustrum vulgare by T. DecaŽns in Rouen (France).