Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1277266

Zephyr eyed silkmoth
Automeris zephyria

Observation date: September 06, 2020
Submitted by: Zymophile
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Host plant: Three leaf sumac (Rhus trilobata). In a group of 6-8 caterpillars.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: October 16, 2020
Coordinator notes: This is a New Mexico specialty. and thanks for identifying the plant they are eating. We still need to learn more about this unusual bug.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Santa Fe County