Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1080958

Columbia silkmoth
Hyalophora columbia

Observation date: May 12, 2016
Submitted by: Lynne Baber
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I found it fluttering on the ground in the grass near our house in Chugwater. I noticed it's wing was partially missing. It was a sunny, windy day. There are many birds here. I thought maybe a bird had clipped it, but it got away. It was not acting right, so I brought it in to protect and observe it.
Status: Resident
Verified by: J_Martineau
Verified date: May 13, 2016
Coordinator notes: gloveri is considered subspecies of H. columbia.
Checklist region(s): United States, Wyoming, Platte County