Greenstriped mapleworm

Greenstriped mapleworm - Dorsal view of mature larva (length: 40-50 mm)
  • Latin name: Dryocampa rubicunda (Fabricius)
  • French name: Anisote de l'érable
  • Order: Lepidoptera
  • Family: Saturniidae
  • Synonym(s): Anisota rubicunda (Fabricius)
Description

Distribution

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario

Micro-habitat(s)

Leaf

Canadian Forest Service Publications

Greenstriped mapleworm

Diet and feeding behaviour

  • Phyllophagous : Feeds on the leaves of plants.
    • Free-living defoliator: Feeds on and moves about freely on foliage.
Information on host(s)

Main host(s)

Red maple, sugar maple

Photos
  • Greenstriped mapleworm Severely damaged red maple stand
  • Greenstriped mapleworm Dorsal view of mature larva (length: 40-50 mm)
  • Greenstriped mapleworm Side view of a different mature larva
  • Greenstriped mapleworm Side view of pupa (length: 24-32 mm)
  • Greenstriped mapleworm Appearance of eggs (diameter, about 1 mm)
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