Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1373107

Hualapai buckmoth
Hemileuca hualapai

Observation date: October 16, 2023
Submitted by: Cactuswren1976
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Male ? fluttering while perched on/attached to a dry sunflower seedhead along the refuge road (NM 281). It eventually detached from the flowerhead and fluttered off after my wife approached for a closer look.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: October 18, 2023
Coordinator notes: San Miguel County is a little far north for this sp. but I'm confident of the ID. Very interesting sighting.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, San Miguel County