bombycoidea

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Snowberry Clearwing (Hemaris diffinis)

…is a species of “Hummingbird” Sphinx Moth (Sphingidae) which is widely distributed throughout North America. Adult snowberry clearwings are often seen in flowery fields during the day where they will feed, like the hummingbirds they are named after, on nectar from flowers. Snowberry clearwings are typically seen flying from March to September, however this season can be shorter the north north they occur. Snowberry clearwings will have two generations per year. With caterpillars feeding on dogbane, honeysuckle, and of course snowberry. 

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Lepidoptera-Bombycoidea-Sphingidae-Macroglossinae-Dilophonotini-Hemaris-H. diffinis

Images: Cody Hough and Lonnie Huffman

Agrius convplvuli - Convolvulus Hawkmoth. Wingspan 96-112mm (male) 99-125 (female)  Thorax and forewing greyish brown, the latter variegated in brown but without distinct patterns. Abdomen with a broad, grey dorsal band and conspicuous, broad black and rose-coloured cross-bands. It is a cosmopolitan species native to the tropical and subtropical parts of the world, but annualy migrating to the North.

This one come from Poland I was 16 when my father brought it to me as a present, he found it sitting on a car wheel. …

As of 2015, The United States of America has acknowledged 9 unique races to the known world. Eva Luna, in accordance to the laws governing these races as recognized citizens, acknowledges them officially and through the Crescent Kremlin.

Four Families and are broken into their respective classes…

Mammalian:

  • Bast
    • Feline, descendants of the great cat beasts of the past
  • Direwolves
    • Canine, descendants of the great dire wolves of the past. Have evolved into smaller forms.
  • Humans + POMD (person of magical descent)
    • Includes humans that have obtained magical properties later on in life, or acquired them at birth.
    • Includes the Lepidoptera and their two subfamilies: Papilionidea + Bombycoidea. Once powerful, the Lepidoptera class is believed to be extinct; ongoing conflict between Papilionidea + Bombycoidea led to drastic decrease in numbers.
    • In the majority of cases, the individual is unaware they are a POMD, and the bloodline has dilluted over the years to where it has no effect on the person. This is the case for hybrid cases with one magical parent and one non-magical parent.
  • Lemall
    • Where Bast and Direwolves have their specified classes, the Lemall are everything and one else. From goats to harpies to raccoons, to other unidentified aquatic species
  • Aeons
    • Includes Dwarves, Elves, and Fairies.  

Intermediate :

  • Changelings 
    • Includes swans, selkie, mermaids, kitsune, dirwolves (that possess the ability) and other organisms that can change their form into humanoid/human. 
    • It is currently illegal to steal any skin of these creatures to keep them in captivity/slavery, and punishment can be up to 10 years and longer in federal prison if discovered. (specifically the seklie)

Aquatics

  • Zennor
    • Unlike mermaids, these creatures retain their aquatic shape in and out of water. Although possible, it is difficult for them to remain on land without proper nutrients and proteins, sufficient to replace what is found in the natural habitats. They are found in sea and fresh water. All female race. Can reproduce with any race/species.

Reptilian

  • Dragons
    • As old as the aeon class, in current times it is rare to find dragons of the same size as their ancestors. Many now have a slightly larger than human size due to their innate magical properties, although some can be extraordinarily larger than others. Avian species.
  • Goroml
    • Distantly related to dragons, these creatures are stout, wide, muscle bound, with and outer shell/skin impervious to bullets. Reminiscent to toads, which are amphibians, but their physical appearance calls to it.
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Buck Moth (Hemileuca maia)

…a species of Saturniid moth that is native to eastern and central North America, ranging from Maine west to Kansas, south to Florida and the Gulf States. Buck moths are typically seen in dry woodlands and any area that has their host plants. Adult buck moths fly from September to December and like other Saturniids do not possess mouths and cannot feed. Buck moth larvae feed on oaks (Quercus spp.) and seem to have an affinity for Scrub oaks Quercus ilicifolia.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Lepidoptera-Bombycoidea-Saturniidae-Hemileucinae-Hemileucini-Hemileuca-H. maia

Images: Jeff Trahan and Barb S.