Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 732083

Western sheepmoth
Hemileuca eglanterina

Observation date: August 15, 2012
Submitted by: seaugust
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Seemed a bit clumsy & disoriented, fluttering about on the ground. Ended up hanging upside down & resting from a host plant, very close to the ground.
Status: Resident
Verified by: kellyrichers
Verified date: September 11, 2012
Coordinator notes: A dayflying moth. Kelly
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Monterey County