Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1239154

Electra buckmoth
Hemileuca electra

Observation date: November 11, 2019
Date notes: This moth was on my daughter's house wall. She couldn't get it to open its wings, and I cannot find anything so brilliant, but so very gorgeous. She lives in Murrieta, CA
Submitted by: Dovecenter
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: September 16, 2023
Coordinator notes: Note - as I read the observation notes, this moth was observed in Riverside County, CA, not in Bernalillo County in NM, where the submitter lives - which makes sense because this moth isn't known to occur in New Mexico, even though it is the land of enchantment. We'll need to adjust the sighting data at some point.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Bernalillo County