Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1317183

Electra buckmoth
Hemileuca electra

Observation date: November 18, 2021
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Caught two females and they gave us lots of eggs on buckwheat stems they are eating California Buckwheat and growing rapidly! These are some eggs just getting ready to hatch and some larvae. Will post some more as they progress through the stages!
Status: Resident
Verified by: ishaan2009
Verified date: December 06, 2021
Coordinator notes: Nice! The local electra mojavensis couldn't have possibly produced this much eggs. They are still in the fridge to be taken out during mid-January. -Ishaan
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Riverside County