Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1360838

Columbia silkmoth
Hyalophora columbia

Observation date: June 25, 2023
Submitted by: Roy Michelotti
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Multiple caterpillars eating curl-leaf mahogany leaves (Cercocarpus ledifolius). Approximately 65 mm long, 15 mm across at widest part. Pinon-Juniper habitat.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: June 26, 2023
Coordinator notes: I think you are correct, Roy. nice work!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Los Alamos County