Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 706856

Eastern buckmoth
Hemileuca maia

Observation date: May 05, 2012
Submitted by: terri.kevin
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: We live in a rural part of South Central New Mexico. We have spotted many of these caterpillars mainly in the sage bushes.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: September 28, 2021
Coordinator notes: Sorry this took so long; possibly because H. maia is highly variable. JRains
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Valencia County