Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1079960

Columbia silkmoth
Hyalophora columbia

Observation date: April 29, 2016
Submitted by: wattmelissa
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Weather: 50 degrees sunny, rain earlier in the day. Insect was fluttering on the ground near a building, crawled onto hand and seemed to difficulties moving legs. Put the insect on a flowering bush and it left a few minutes later.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: May 22, 2016
Coordinator notes: Nice picture and nice moth! Thanks for the sighting. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, La Plata County