Attributes of Hyalophora euryalus

Ceanothus silkmoth
Hyalophora euryalus (Boisduval, 1855)

Family: Saturniidae
Subfamily: Saturniinae
Identification: Wings are red to brownish red. Areas outside the narrow white postmedian lines are also red to brownish red, but may have black overscaling. Cell spot on the hindwing is shaped like an elongated comma and touches or breaks the postmedian line.
Wing Span: 3.5 - 5 inches (8.9 - 12.7 cm).
Life History: Females glue eggs singly or in clumps on leaves of the host plant. The eggs hatch in 9-14 days and the caterpillars eat leaves. The cocoon is spun in the outer part of the host plant and is attached to a twig by only one-half its length.
Flight: One brood from January-July depending on altitude and seasonal variation.
Caterpillar Hosts: A wide range of plants including buckbrush (Ceanothus), manzanita (Arctostaphylos), gooseberry (Ribes), madrone (Arbutus menziesii), willows (Salix), alder (Alnus), and mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus betuloides).
Adult Food: Adults do not feed.
Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including coastal areas, chaparral, and conifer forests.
Range: British Columbia east to western Montana, south through Washington, western Oregon, and California to Baja California Sur.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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March 15, 2014 jsbutterflies1 Los Angeles County, California, United States March 20, 2014 Details
March 12, 2014 Susan Stienstra Shasta County, California, United States March 13, 2014 Details
March 09, 2014 jag2774 Calaveras County, California, United States March 10, 2014 Details
June 24, 2013 HaileyButterfly British Columbia, Canada March 08, 2014 Details
February 21, 2014 greyraven San Bernardino County, California, United States February 24, 2014 Details
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January 24, 2014 dpletcher Santa Cruz County, California, United States January 24, 2014 Details
January 14, 2014 Temescal Valley Preserve Riverside County, California, United States January 22, 2014 Details
June 29, 2012 butterfly88 Union County, Oregon, United States October 19, 2013 Details
March 20, 2013 shakespearenut Los Angeles County, California, United States October 01, 2013 Details
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October 21, 2012 heaven Mendocino County, California, United States August 22, 2013 Details
June 28, 2013 acbc66 Marin County, California, United States June 30, 2013 Details
June 18, 2013 Hommestaad Clark County, Washington, United States June 20, 2013 Details
June 03, 2013 matthewjcampbell Umatilla County, Oregon, United States June 18, 2013 Details
June 06, 2013 francesberg Clark County, Washington, United States June 07, 2013 Details
May 29, 2013 Radley521 Ravalli County, Montana, United States June 05, 2013 Details
May 29, 2013 Heath Armstrong British Columbia, Canada June 03, 2013 Details
May 31, 2013 abaird Island County, Washington, United States June 03, 2013 Details
May 29, 2013 synaptic Kootenai County, Idaho, United States June 01, 2013 Details
May 29, 2013 almapach Ravalli County, Montana, United States May 31, 2013 Details
May 27, 2013 brightwings Idaho, United States May 28, 2013 Details
May 17, 2013 kmayhew British Columbia, Canada May 20, 2013 Details
May 15, 2013 campbell0607 Pierce County, Washington, United States May 17, 2013 Details
May 11, 2013 schnate124 British Columbia, Canada May 16, 2013 Details
May 10, 2013 Judith Hadley British Columbia, Canada May 11, 2013 Details
March 11, 2013 philipnott Marin County, California, United States May 09, 2013 Details
March 23, 2013 jpaquay Santa Cruz County, California, United States May 09, 2013 Details
April 11, 2013 Coty San Diego County, California, United States May 09, 2013 Details
April 12, 2013 frisbeebug Los Angeles County, California, United States May 09, 2013 Details
May 04, 2013 carly mcneil Hood River County, Oregon, United States May 09, 2013 Details
May 01, 2013 katielippus Santa Cruz County, California, United States May 09, 2013 Details
May 07, 2013 kfukuda Douglas County, Oregon, United States May 09, 2013 Details
May 02, 2013 swirrrly Thurston County, Washington, United States May 04, 2013 Details
March 16, 2013 miltnerunit Marin County, California, United States April 30, 2013 Details
April 01, 2013 catahstrophic Los Angeles County, California, United States April 30, 2013 Details
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April 05, 2013 josh323 Los Angeles County, California, United States April 30, 2013 Details
May 17, 2012 sobrien Shasta County, California, United States April 30, 2013 Details
April 01, 2013 Alex Sherer San Diego County, California, United States April 30, 2013 Details
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