Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1202686

Ceanothus silkmoth
Hyalophora euryalus

Observation date: April 17, 2019
Submitted by: Gr8yt
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: He was just hanging out on the garage wall as we went up and down the stairs with everything including the kitchen sink. We were in the process of clearing out the guest room above the garage and I have no idea how long he’d been there but we were passing by him extremely close and he couldn’t have cared less. Even furniture on a hand truck going down the stairs within inches of him on the wall didn’t phase him. We did get a reaction though when we stopped and paid attention to him. As he became uncomfortable he would raise his legs (and probably head too but I’m still not sure exactly where that’s hiding). He let me know he wasn’t happy when I placed a tape measure very close to him. Those legs really came up, but I can tell you it was a full two inches between the wall and wing tips.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: April 18, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Washington, Mason County