Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1258196

Western sheepmoth
Hemileuca eglanterina

Observation date: July 03, 2020
Submitted by: Diamond Rock
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Warm sunny afternoon, this moth was found hanging off a knapweed plant. Looked like it had just come out of a cocoon and was drying. I moved it (branch and all) to a more secluded are of the garden. By the next morning it was trying to flap and flutter. 1078
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: July 06, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, British Columbia