Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1251028

Eastern buckmoth
Hemileuca maia

Observation date: May 30, 2020
Submitted by: lmb123
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This caterpillar was about 3 inches long and sighted on a rock on a wooded hiking trail at Rickwood Caverns State Park, Alabama, USA. The day was sunny and the caterpillar was stationary on the rock.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jasondroberts
Verified date: May 25, 2021
Coordinator notes: Beware of painful sting from the spines of these caterpillars
Checklist region(s): United States, Alabama, Blount County