Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1317163

Calleta silkmoth
Eupackardia calleta

Observation date: November 28, 2021
Submitted by: VictoriaZ
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: 1-This is after 24 hours of cocoon. 1st of 6 to cocoon in Texas purple sage. During temps w high near 60 and lows near 40. 2- another caterpillar begins its spinning. 3- calleta found enroute to another nearby purple sage mid afternoon. It crawled up on my hand, then after photo it was placed in 2nd sage where it continued feeling heartily.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: December 01, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Bexar County