Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1059293

Oculea silkmoth
Antheraea oculea

Observation date: August 05, 2015
Submitted by: Susan Whitmer
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: August 06, 2015
Coordinator notes: This looks more like the Western Polyphemus Moth, Antheraea oculea, because of the larger, more detailed eyespot on the forewings and more extensive black markings than its eastern relative.These aren't seen too often--nice find! SAT
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Jeff Davis County