Over the years, Leroy Simon of Florida has sent me many outstanding slides and electronic images of his nature photography. His many images are a significant part of both the Caterpillars Too! website (a North American butterfly website with special emphasis on caterpillars) and the World's Largest Saturniidae Site.
Leroy does not limit his photograpy to lepidoptera. He has also sent many images of birds and other wildlife. He also does some travelling and sent me a cd of the butterflies he encountered in Ecuador.
Leroy welcomes correspondence with regard to photography and lepidoptera.
Email: Leroy Simon.
Leroy has larger images at higher resolution available.
Mr. Simon writes, "I have made up a DVD of most of the moths I have reared. It has 362 jpg images on it. Several are from old slides some taken 25 years ago. Each is labeled by name. I offer this DVD to all interested in Saturniidae for $12 US, postage included. Leroy Simon retains copyrights to images, but permission is given for use to promote sale or exchange of specimens or livestock."
New for March 2011:
Actias artemis male, female and instars 3, 4 and 5, Japan.
Automeris umbrosa lampei male and mature larva, Brazil.
Actias dubernardi male, female, eggs, larvae and cocoon, China.
Actias luna truncatipennis male and fifth instar, Mexico.
Anisota stigma male, female, fourth instar larva, Florida.
Anisota assimilis male, and fourth instar larva, Mexico.
Antheraea jana instars 1, 2, 3 and 5, Java.
Arsenura armida male, eggs and all instars, Guatemala.
Arsenura albopicta male and female, Ecuador.
Automeris patagoniensis instars 3, 4 and 5, Arizona.
Automeris styx male and mature larva, Ecuador.
Automeris tridens male, female and larva, Costa Rica.
Automeris zozine male, female and larva, Mexico.
Automeris zugana male, Ecuador; larva, Costa Rica.
Bunaea alcinoe Africa, male and instars 2 and 5.
Callosamia securifera male, female and larva, Florida.
Actias artemis male, female and instars 3, 4 and 5, Japan.
Automeris umbrosa lampei male and mature larva, Brazil.
I (Bill Oehlke) will continue to expand this offering when I have time to create the many files which will be linked below. Leroy has sent me several cds of his work, and he continues to take additional photographs.
This site is brought to you by Bill Oehlke and the WLSS where over 1450 worldwide Saturniidae species are depicted with range data, flight seasons, larval hosts, etc.
A picture is worth a thousand words. Visit the Citheronia regalis file below to see how larvae are sometimes "posed".
Actias luna USA, male, female, larva, and eyespot closeups.
Actias maenas Malaysia, pair and fifth instar.
Actias rhodopneuma Yunnan, China, male, all instars.
Actias selene India, male, female and larva.
Actias sinensis male and female.
Adeloneivaia jason Ecuador, male, female and all instars.
Adelowalkeria plateada Ecuador, male.
Anisota oslari Arizona, male, female, fourth and fifth instar.
Anisota virginiensis pellucida Florida, female, fifth instar.
Antheraea frithi javanensis ??, China, male, female, instars 4, 5, and 6, and cocoon.
Antheraea pernyi China, male, female, eggs, instars 1, 2, 3 and 5, and larva spinning cocoon.
Antheraea polyphemus female, Florida.
Antheraea polyphemus oculea Arizona, male, third and fifth instar larva.
Antheraea yamamai China, males and Japan, females, eggs, larvae, cocoon.
Antherina suraka Madagascar, female, instars 1, 2-3, 4 and 5.
Archaeoattacus edwardsii China, male, eggs, larvae.
Arsenura batesii Ecuador, first through fifth instar larvae.
Arsenura rebeli Ecuador, male
Attacus atlas female, larva, larva spinning cocoon.
Attacus lorquinii male and all instars and cocoon.
Automerina auletes male.
Automerina cypria male, Ecuador.
Automeris abdominalis male, and fourth and fifth instar larvae, Cosanga, Napo, Ecuador
Automeris amanda amanda male, female and fifth instar larva, Bolivia.
Automeris annulata female and larva, Ecuador
Automeris banus Costa Rica, male and fourth and fifth instar larvae.
Automeris banus argentifera male and fifth instar larva, northwestern Ecuador.
Automeris belti Costa Rica, male.
Automeris bilinea female and larva, Ecuador
Automeris boops Napo, Ecuador.
Automeris boucardi Costa Rica, male and female.
Automeris cecrops pamina Arizona, male, second, third, fourth and fifth instar larvae.
Automeris celata, Costa Rica, male, female and larva.
Automeris curvilinea, Ecuador, male, female and larva.
Automeris denticulata Ecuador, male, female, eggs and larvae.
Automeris exigua male, Lita, Ecuador.
Automeris fieldi male, Durango, Ecuador.
Automeris granulosa male and larva, Brazil
Automeris incarnata female and larva, Venezuela
Automeris io lilith Florida, males, female, larva.
Automeris iris Arizona, instars 1, 2, 4 and 5.
Automeris janus male and larva, Ecuador
Automeris larra female, larva, Misahualli, Ecuador.
Automeris liberia South America, male.
Automeris metzli Costa Rica, male, fourth instar larva.
Automeris moloneyi male, female and larva, Mexico
Automeris postalbida male, fifth instar larva, Esmeraldas, Ecuador.
Automeris randa Arizona, instars 1, 3, 4 and 5.
Automeris schwartzi male, Misahualli, Napo, Ecuador.
Automeris zephyria New Mexico-Texas, males, female, larva.
Caligula jonasii Japan, early and fifth instar.
Caligula simla larva and cocoon.
Callosamia promethea Pennsylvania, male, female, eggs, instars 2, 3 and 5.
Calosaturnia walterorum California, first, second, third and fifth instar larvae.
Cerodirphia candida male, Pichincha, Ecuador.
Citheronia aroa Ecuador, eggs and all instars
Citheronia hamifera Ecuador, male, female, eggs, instars 2-5.
Citheronia phoronea Ecuador, male.
Citheronia regalis Georgia, adults; Virginia, third - fifth instar larvae.
Citheronia sepulcralis Virginia, adult and all instars.
Citheronia splendens sinaloensis Arizona, fourth and fifth instar larva.
Citioica anthonilis Ecuador, adult and third instar larva.
Coloradia doris Arizona, first - fifth instar larva; New Mexico, female.
Copaxa andensis fourth and fifth instar larvae, Ecuador.
Copaxa decrescens Ecuador, male, female, eggs, instars 1, 3 and 5
Copaxa escalantei Costa Rica, instars 2, 3 and 5
Copaxa multifenestrata Costa Rica, males and female.
Copaxa rufa Mexico, male, female, eggs.
Copaxa rufinans male, Kiri Lodge, Orosi, Cartago, Costa Rica.
Copaxa simson male, Kiri Lodge, Orosi, Cartago, Costa Rica.
Cricula jordani Laos and Thailand, male, second, third and fifth instars.
Dirphia avia males, female and sixth instar larva, Napo Province, Ecuador.
Dirphia panamensis fassli male, Ecuador.
Dirphia somniculosa confluens male, Ecuador.
Dirphia thliptophana or Dirphia fraterna males, Ecuador.
Dirphia thliptophana male.
Dirphiopsis schreiteri male, female and larva, Bolivia.
Dryocampa rubicunda male and larva, Florida.
Eacles imperialis anchicayensis Ecuador, male, female, instars two through five.
Eacles imperialis cacicus males, female and larvae, Ecuador.
Eacles imperialis decoris male, Golfito, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.
Eacles imperialis imperialis Georgia/Maryland, males, female, eggs, first, second, third and fifth instar.
Eacles imperialis opaca male and female, Argentina.
Eacles imperialis pini males, female and fourth instar, southeastern Canada.
Eacles masoni tyrannus male, (fifth instar larvae: green form and brown form), Ecuador.
Eacles ormondei ormondei Kiri Lodge, Orosi, Cartago, Costa Rica, male.
Eacles oslari Arizona, male, female, second, fourth and fifth instars.
Epiphora bauhiniae Africa, female.
Eupackardia calleta Arizona and Texas, male, female, third, and fifth instar, and cocoon spinning.
Gamelia rindgei male, Ecuador.
Gamelia neidhoeferi male, Ecuador.
Gamelia septentrionalis light male, near Golfito, Costa Rica.
Gonimbrasia zambesina Africa, female.
Hemileuca neumoegeni male, Arizona.
Hyalophora cecropia Pennsylvania, male, third, fourth and fifth instar larva.
Hyalophora columbia gloveri Colorado, male, female, eggs, third, fourth and fifth instar larva.
Hyalophora euryalus California, male, female, first-fifth instar larva, cocoon.
Hyperchiria nausica male, Ecuador.
Leucanella janeira fourth instar larva, Brazil.
Leucanella janeira male and instars 2-6, Brazil
Leucanella lynx South America, male, female, instars 1-5.
Leucanella maasseni male, Ecuador.
Lobobunaea acetes larvae, all instars on sweetgum, Togo
Lonomia electra male, Kiri Lodge, Orosi, Cartago, Costa Rica.
Lonomia sp., male, Ecuador.
Melanocera menippe male and larva, Africa.
Molippa latemedia male, Ecuador.
Molippa nibasa male (Mexico) and larva (Ecuador).
Molippa rosea male and larva, Mexico.
Neoris huttoni third instar, courtesy of Leroy Simon.
Nudaurelia capdevillei Africa, eggs.
Nudaurelia cytherea male, female and larva, Africa.
Nudaurelia krucki Kenya, first, second third and fourth instar larva.
Othorene hodeva Ecuador, male.
Othorene purpurascens male.
Othorene verana male, female and instars 1, 2, 3 and 5, Kiri Lodge, near Orosi, Cartago, Costa Rica.
Paradirphia lasiocampina, Mexico, adult and larva.
Paradirphia oblita male, Ecuador
Paradirphia semirosea male, recto and verso, Kiri Lodge, near Orosi, Cartago, Cost Rica.
Periga herbini Ecuador.
Periphoba hircia, Ecuador, male, female and larva.
Periphoba nigra Ecuador, male, female and third-fifth instar larva.
Periphoba porioni male, female and larva, Ecuador
Perisomena caecigena male, female and larva, Austria
Pseudaphelia apollinaris Africa.
Pseudodirphia menander Ecuador.
Rhescyntis h. hippodamia Ecuador, male.
Rhescyntis h. norax Costa Rica, male.
Rhodinia fugax Japan, male and female.
Rothschildia aurota male, female and larva, Ecuador
Rothschildia cincta Arizona, fourth instar.
Rothschildia cincta guerreronis, Mexico, male and larva.
Rothschildia condor eggs, all instars and cocoon, Argentina
Rothschildia erycina erycina, Ecuador, male.
Rothschildia erycina nigrescens, Lita, Ecuador, male, female, third, fourth, fifth instars and cocoon.
Rothschildia hesperus Ecuador, male, female, several instars and cocoon.
Rothschildia lebeau, Lita, Ecuador, male, female and fifth instar larva.
Rothschildia orizaba equatorialis Ecuador, male.
Rothschildia orizaba orizaba Orosi, Cartago, Costa Rica, male.
Rothschildia orizaba peruviana Ecuador, second, third, fifth instars and cocoon.
Samia canningi female, Asia
Samia cynthia female and larvae, Vienna
Samia luzonica male and larva, Philippines
Samia ricini larva and cocoon.
Saturnia pavonia male, female and larva, Europe
Saturnia pyri male, female and larva, France and Germany
Syssphinx bicolor Ohio; female, second, third, fourth and fifth instar larvae.
Syssphinx bidens male, Ecuador.
Syssphinx digueti male, female and larva, Mexico
Syssphinx hubbardi Arizona; male, fourth and fifth instar larvae.
Syssphinx molina Ecuador; male.
Syssphinx montana Arizona; male, female and second, fourth and fifth instar larvae.
Titaea lemoulti female and all instars, Ecuador.
Titaea tamerlan amazonensis male and larvae, Ecuador;
Hybrid Hyalophora cecropia x Hyalophora euryalus male and female.
Hybrid Samia ricini x Samia kohlli male and female, second, third, fourth, fifth instars and cocoon, Asia.
Brahmaea certhia China; fourth and fifth instar larvae.
Brahmaea christophi China; second - fifth instar larvae.
Brahmaea hearseyi China; male, eggs and all instars.
Brahmaea tancrei Siberia, adult, eggs and all instars.
Eurytides marcellus, Florida.
Papilio (Heraclides) cresphontes, Florida.
Papilio (Menelaides) macilentus adult and pupa, Japan.
Pontia protodice female, Florida.
Heliconius charithonius, Florida.
Euptoieta claudia, Florida.
Limenitis arthemis, Florida.
Strymon melinus, Florida.
Leptotes cassius theonus, Florida.
Erynnis horatius, Florida.
Pyrgus communis, Florida.
This page is brought to you by Bill Oehlke and the WLSS.
As of November 2007, over 1400 worldwide Saturniidae species are
pictured on the WLSS.
As of January 2008, over 1450 worldwide Saturniidae species are depicted on the WLSS.
Literally thousands of electronic images with range data, flight seasons, larval food plants, etc., are a great help with rearing operations and identification work. Checklists are available for almost all countries which have Saturniidae populations.
Hundreds of Leroy Simon's butterfly images (eggs, larvae, pupae, adults) are featured on Caterpillars Too!, a United States and Canadian butterfly website.