Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1206659

Western sheepmoth
Hemileuca eglanterina

Observation date: May 23, 2019
Date notes: Cool, partly cloudy day on the ridge top, temperature about 61 degrees.
Submitted by: Scott Burgess
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Cluster of Day Moth larvae found while photographing other larvae nearby. Location is a ridge top col, often swept by strong winds, and the cool breeze kept all caterpillars observed in this location quite inactive. Photo taken with flash.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: February 24, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California