Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1360828

Cecrops eyed silkmoth
Automeris cecrops

Observation date: June 19, 2023
Submitted by: fiersta
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found outside on the ground on floor mat /cement. Not wanting kids to step moth, I had a stick to allow the moth to walk on it and moved it a few feet over (left it on the cement). A few minutes I came back and the wings were tucked and moth looked like brown leaves. Maybe came back to look at moth about 10-20 minutes and moth moved to the shadow of a metal bench. About an hour later came back and it was gone.
Status: Resident
Verified by: kellyrichers
Verified date: July 03, 2023
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Arizona, Yavapai County