Hemileuca hunt '99 #2

James J. Kruse kruse at nature.berkeley.edu
Wed Sep 8 18:58:45 EDT 1999


Insane 1900 mile drive in 2.5 days (only way I can afford to collect these
days) yielded the following:

(2) Hemileuca neumogeni (1 male and 1 female) slightly worn
NV: Clark County
Mountain Springs, 1/4 mile east of the fire station

(2) Hemileuca griffini (2 fast 4 me)
AZ: Coconino County
Bitter Springs (jct hwy 89/89A

(50+) Hemileuca griffini (all slower than I were fresh fresh fresh)
AZ: Coconino County
exactly 8 miles N Bitter Springs on Hwy 89

(10) Hemileuca hera (6 of which looked fresh)
AZ: Coconino County
exactly 10 miles south of Fredonia on Rd 22

(3) Hemileuca neumogeni (fresh males)
UT: Washington County
Dixie Natl Forest near Leeds

(1) Hemileuca burnsi (fresh male, came to MV light!)
UT: Washington County
Dixie Natl forest, near Leeds

Other notables, Aracnis picta (arctiidae) present in Mountain Springs, NV,
common near Leeds, UT. Neat critter.

All in all, good trip.

Jim Kruse
University of California at Berkeley
Dept. of Environ Sci, Policy and Mgmt.
Div. of Insect Biology
201 Wellman Hall
Berkeley, California, 94720-3112
Voice: (510) 642-7410    Fax: (510) 642-7428

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