Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 544003

Oculea silkmoth
Antheraea oculea

Observation date: July 09, 2011
Submitted by: Sparks
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This moth flew up onto our deck which is in the Prescott National Forest. It was originally clinging to a deckpost but later came down to the deck and spread its wings. It was slow moving and unafraid; it was not bothered by the tape measure I laid out beside him.
Status: Resident
Verified by: kellyrichers
Verified date: August 16, 2011
Coordinator notes: Nice photo of a great silkmoth!
Checklist region(s): Yavapai County, Arizona, United States