Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1175944

Pandora pinemoth
Coloradia pandora

Observation date: August 02, 2018
Submitted by: Sharon Kay
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: We were walking around Spooner Lake by Lake Tahoe in Nevada. We were around northeast side of the lake and spotted this insect crawling in the dirt. We have searched it on the internet but cannot identify it. We also have a video of it if that may help. Please help. Thank you.
Status: Resident
Verified by: J_Martineau
Verified date: February 05, 2021
Coordinator notes: may have just emerged from underground pupation. Takes a while for wings to unfurl.
Checklist region(s): United States, Nevada, Douglas County