Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1343051

Zephyr eyed silkmoth
Automeris zephyria

Observation date: September 07, 2022
Submitted by: GarnetsNevada
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I found the caterpillar in a Fragrant Sumac tree in my backyard, against the house. The yard is heavily landscaped with a locust tree, junipers trees,lots of ornamental grasses, flowering bushes, water fountain, and lots of bird activity. The location is just 10 miles south east of Santa Fe, NM. Temperature at the time was approximately 88 degrees.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: September 18, 2022
Coordinator notes: good job on the ID!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Santa Fe County