Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1309283

Hera buckmoth
Hemileuca hera

Observation date: July 24, 2021
Submitted by: MissionBlue
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The moth seemed to be having difficulty flying. It landed inelegantly, it's wings beating against the plant it was on in efforts to stabilize itself. Was able to get my phone camera to within inches of it. When it lifted off, it traveled only a few feet, barely staying above the top of the plants. Arched its body, perhaps laying eggs.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: mcduck
Verified date: August 31, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Amador County