Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1201282

Calleta silkmoth
Eupackardia calleta

Observation date: March 26, 2019
Submitted by: Epom
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found this guy in my complex’s parking lot, in the shade. The color and size is so different from what we normally get here, I thought it was fake. After it moved, I grabbed my phone and a quarter for scale. As I watched it did a few wing flaps and a vibrating full body twitch. Clear skies, I don’t have a thermometer but online says it’s 74F here.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: March 26, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Bexar County