Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1161332

Western sheepmoth
Hemileuca eglanterina

Observation date: June 08, 2018
Submitted by: jenstout
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: We were above Boise, Idaho (in the mountains above Lucky Peak Reservoir) right about at the tree line. The sun was setting and I spotted this little bugger on the stem of a Black Eyed Susan type daisy. He was just hanging out. I didn't touch him or try to disturb him in any fashion, other than getting close ups with my camera. :)
Status: Resident
Verified by: J_Martineau
Verified date: December 07, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Idaho, Ada County