Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1166972

Hera buckmoth
Hemileuca hera

Observation date: June 30, 2018
Submitted by: Shirley Bartz
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This larva was found on a sage bush in Grasslands National Park, East Block, SK, Canada. There was dead beneath the larva, probably indicating that it was feeding on the safe. The larva was approx 4 cm long, black and bristled, with creamy white crescent moon marks along its lateral line (lengthwise along its body).
Status: Resident
Verified by: Tom Middagh
Verified date: February 26, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, Saskatchewan