Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1276866

Burns' buckmoth
Hemileuca burnsi

Observation date: October 06, 2020
Date notes: Live in sparsely populated Desert Area of yucca valley mesa, in California.
Submitted by: Kittyhawk
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Noticed frantically flying around the back porch light, landing on me briefly, I noticed slight reddish coloring underneath on its torso and thought it was injuring itself flailing against the wall, turned light off for 20minutes and it landed on the ground where I was able to get a few pics. Heavy bodied moth, abdomen white with a thin stripe on each side. One pic with my hand in the frame for size comparison, approx 1" in length. Temp about 66°, clear moonlit night (just past full moon phase)
Status: Unknown
Verified by: mcduck
Verified date: October 23, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.