Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1159624

Eastern buckmoth
Hemileuca maia

Observation date: May 31, 2018
Submitted by: MDD
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The caterpillar was in the road on a blown-down oak leaf. The caterpillar was eating the oak leaf. The caterpillar was about 3 inches long and had a dark red head.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: December 15, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Tennessee, Hamilton County