Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1327976

Eastern buckmoth
Hemileuca maia

Observation date: June 05, 2022
Submitted by: lacski
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: found in a group on a young, Wild Black Cherry tree. Initially though Mourning Cloak, but cherry isn't listed as host plant.
Status: Resident
Verified by: BarbSendelbach
Verified date: June 14, 2022
Coordinator notes: This is a stinging caterpillar. Do not handle without gloves ;)
Checklist region(s): United States, New Jersey, Atlantic County