Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1314394

Electra buckmoth
Hemileuca electra

Observation date: October 11, 2021
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Started seeing These around 10:30 Males were flying flying. Windy 15-20+ Partly sunny found males and females will post both. This is a male will post female in another post. Or submit. Probably good records as development is going to take these two spots further fragmenting the remaining populations limiting individuals travel between colony's Habitat is almost solid buckwheat. Development is starting on this Parcel and probably the other we visited. Multiple male and female viewed at both locations.
Status: Resident
Verified by: ishaan2009
Verified date: October 14, 2021
Coordinator notes: It’s really sad to see Saturniidae populations decrease as urbanization decreases anywhere. -Ishaan
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Riverside County