Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1103574

Calleta silkmoth
Eupackardia calleta

Observation date: September 22, 2016
Submitted by: Canyonwren2
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Looks like two were mating, but a third one kept trying to get in on it too!
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: September 22, 2016
Coordinator notes: Probably a newly emerged female attractive one male, with which she mated, but the pheromones continued to attract another male. Caterpillars feed on Texas Sage, the plant these adults are on. SAT
Checklist region(s): United States, Medina County, Texas