Acer saccharum

Sugar Maple
Acer saccharum

Sugar Maple, Acer saccharum, courtesy/copyright Ron White.

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I do not think this tree is a preferred host for any Saturniidae species, but the following species are listed by HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants.

I would attempt to utilize it only if prefered hosts are not available.

Actias luna
Antheraea polyphemus probably
Dryocampa rubicunda probably
Eacles imperialis
Hyalophora cecropia
Rhodinia newara

If you have had success utilizing this host for any Saturniidae species, please let me know. Thanks. Bill Oehlke.

Native to North America, the Sugar Maple is the most common maple in the eastern U.S. and is a hard-wooded tree with a moderate to slow growth rate. The tree will be 60 to 80 feet tall with a spread of 35 to 50 feet at maturity in landscape plantings.

Star-shaped leaves are opposite/subopposite with an undulating, lobed margin. Fall colours are red, yellow, orange.

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