American Tropical Silkworm Moths
American tropical silkworm moths, family Oxytenidae, include 60 species, all Neotropical. Some specialists consider this family a subfamily of Saturniidae. The family is in the superfamily Bombycoidea (series Saturniiformes), in the section Cossina, subsection Bombycina, of the division Ditrysia. Adults medium size to large
Wings triangular with with falcate apex but sometimes rounded; hindwings somewhat angled and with short tails or sometimes rounded. Maculation mostly white with paired dark gray vertical striae and hindwings similar, but some species are dark brown with indistinct markings. Adults nocturnal. Larvae are leaf feeders; some mimic snakes. Host plants recorded in Rubiaceae.