Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1280914

Calleta silkmoth
Eupackardia calleta

Observation date: November 30, 2020
Date notes: Sunny, 75 degrees
Submitted by: SusanneCooke
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: These caterpillars were eating salvia texana, south garden area, south side of brick wall. Weather has been 70’s-mid 80’s, dry. I thought they were cecropia moth cats at first, but spines are wrong, and no orange tubercles on face. I only found two caterpillars.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: December 03, 2020
Coordinator notes: The more likely host plant here is the Texas Sage, Leucophyllum frutescens, used by calleta throughout south Texas.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Cameron County