Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1048851

Observation date: June 13, 2015
Date notes: Time approximate; +/- 1 hour.
Submitted by: shsater
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Observed in Thuja-Tsuga forest near creek drainage, elevation 2660 feet +/- 40 feet. It was clinging to the pant leg of a member of our party, and was very docile, resting on my finger for at least 5 minutes while we examined it. The thorax and abdomen were very thick, while the head was small. In family Saturniidae?
Status: Resident
Verified by: J_Martineau
Verified date: June 18, 2015
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Idaho, Bonner County