Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1154060

Ceanothus silkmoth
Hyalophora euryalus

Observation date: March 20, 2018
Submitted by: lincolnsallen@g...
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Observed flying around streetlight about 15 feet high, several seconds, then drop to ground 1 second, then circle back up to light. Repeat. Light rain before sunrise, humid, about 250 feet from coast/water’s edge (Pacific Ocean), approximately 500 feet from riparian area (San Pedro Creek), City of Pacifica, California.
Status: Resident
Verified by: ishaan2009
Verified date: June 12, 2022
Coordinator notes: Ceanothus Silkmoths are attracted specifically to UV lights.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Mateo County