Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1360535

Zephyr eyed silkmoth
Automeris zephyria

Observation date: June 23, 2023
Submitted by: NewMexico80
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I found this zephyr eyed silkmoth on my porch with two other zephyr eyed silkmoths. The moth was not moving much. I didn't want the birds to eat it so I placed my finger under it gently and the moth crawled on my finger and I placed it on my window curtain for shelter. In the evening I place it on a Juniper tree. I am careful not to touch the wings. I have done this exact thing a few times with other zephyr eyed silkmoth moths.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: August 21, 2023
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Torrance County