Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1172344

Western sheepmoth
Hemileuca eglanterina

Observation date: July 21, 2018
Submitted by: Laura Baker
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I found the caterpillar in my shade house where I propagate many different types of native plants. It wasn't on a plant but was draped over an empty black plastic Dee-pot. Weather was mild (high 60s) and alternated between foggy and sunny. No wind.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: February 24, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Sonoma County