Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1371563

Cecrops eyed silkmoth
Automeris cecrops

Observation date: September 18, 2023
Submitted by: kq5d
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It was cloudy with a bit of drizzle, about 60 degrees. The caterpillar was on an oak bush. San Juan Canyon, Jemez Mountains, New Mexico. About 7800’ elevation in a canyon near the broken, rocky SE facing canyon wall. Ponderosa, juniper, oak forest.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: September 19, 2023
Coordinator notes: Food plant (oak) makes sense and helps to confirm that this is not Automeris zephyria, which is what I thought at first. Interesting sighting.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Sandoval County