Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1156772

Ceanothus silkmoth
Hyalophora euryalus

Observation date: May 08, 2018
Submitted by: capepeirce
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found on sidewalk outside of market. Looked like it was having difficulty and was not in the best shape. Part or all of one of its antennae was missing. i brought it to an area across the street that was vegetated and had several trees, shrubs and forbs. I pulled some cobweb-looking material off of it, and it "shivered" while i was doing this. Then, it fluttered/flew away, fairly strongly. Weather was unusually warm and humid. Location is on US Highway 101, and many semi-trucks and tourists stop here. Wondering if it was caught on the front of someone's vehicle and fell off.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: mcduck
Verified date: November 08, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Humboldt County