Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1308819

Zephyr eyed silkmoth
Automeris zephyria

Observation date: August 23, 2021
Date notes: Noticed several vivid green caterpillars crawling on a sapling Honey Locus tree, couldn't stop myself from taking a few pictures of them
Submitted by: Magicianless
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I'm not exactly sure if it's an Io Moth Caterpillar due to its black body and white markings and adorably red feet.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: August 24, 2021
Coordinator notes: very similar to Io Moth. this is a New Mexico endemic - very cool! thanks for submitting.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Bernalillo County