Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1202939

Calleta silkmoth
Eupackardia calleta

Observation date: April 21, 2019
Submitted by: Jacqueej
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: We found 14 large caterpillars, 1 cocoon, and 12 hatched eggs in two bushes outside our home in San Antonio Texas
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: April 21, 2019
Coordinator notes: The host plant for the caterpillar is Texas Sage (Leucophyllum frutescens). This moth seems to have become more common as Texas Sage has been planted extensively in home landscapes around SA.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Bexar County