Pine forests, particularly ponderosa pines
Western United States and far-northern Mexico
Generally secure, although potentially rare on the fringes of its range
This species is
to the Truckee Meadows.
U.S. Forest Service, Pandora Moth, 2021, https://www.fs.fed.us/r3/resources/health/field-guide/fid/pandora-moth.shtml
Butterflies and Moths of North America, Pandora Pinemoth, 2021, https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Coloradia-pandora
Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology, Harvesting Pandora Moth Larvae with the Owens Valley Paiute, 1985, https://escholarship.org/content/qt9m01d3p2/qt9m01d3p2.pdf
Image: Terry Spivey, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Coloradia_pandora_adult.jpg, license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/deed.en, cropped from original.
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