Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1361293

Columbia silkmoth
Hyalophora columbia

Observation date: June 28, 2023
Submitted by: Roy Michelotti
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: cocoon observed in curl-leaf mahogany with multiple large caterpillars present at late (last?) instar same location as previously submitted caterpillar did not observe caterpillar spin cocoon, but proximate location, behavior, and timing suggest Hyalophora columbia
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 03, 2023
Coordinator notes: that's terrific, Roy! when the adult emerges (next year?) be sure to submit that image, too.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Los Alamos County