Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1332808

Western sheepmoth
Hemileuca eglanterina

Observation date: July 11, 2022
Date notes: It was already about 100*, very hot day.
Submitted by: sidneteske
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I felt something on my ankle and brushed it off, noticing only that it was a strange item with red around its tip. I thought at first it was something being attacked by ants but when I looked more closely I realized it was a grub with wings just emerging. So I watched it until the wings fully expanded and took a series of pictures. Terrain rocky riverbed, stunted pines, Ceonothus and some wildflowers. Very hot day, windy.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: July 17, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Josephine County