Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1080124

Columbia silkmoth
Hyalophora columbia

Observation date: April 28, 2016
Date notes: sat in same spot for more than to two days.
Submitted by: Lstrider
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Moth found early @ 8am about 30 degree. Moth sat in exactly same position for more than two days.(on window sill of Durango NAPA store) when collected moth was unable to fly but flopped around vigorously. Found coworkers Jill and Jeff
Status: Resident
Verified by: charleseharp
Verified date: May 06, 2016
Coordinator notes: Moth is Hyalophora columbia ssp. gloveri, or Glover's silk moth. Caterpillars feed on chokecherry; a beauty.
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, La Plata County