Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1049109

Zephyr eyed silkmoth
Automeris zephyria

Observation date: June 17, 2015
Submitted by: Graham Monroe
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This moth was found underneath lights in the morning on the ground. I have never seen this type of moth before in the area in several years of looking. It was sitting with its front wings over its eyespots. When disturbed, it flashed its eyespots. Weather has been wet recently, but not rainy the night the moth was found.
Status: Resident
Verified by: kmortensen
Verified date: September 15, 2015
Coordinator notes: Neat find!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Sandoval County