Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 774060

Calleta silkmoth
Eupackardia calleta

Observation date: March 09, 2013
Submitted by: egann
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This butterfly (?) was on a crepe myrtle in our back yard. It seemed to be drying it's wings maybe? It did not move for hours. My 2 year old shook the tree and it still did not move. It allowed me to get inches away from it and take pictures. I am not sure if it had just come out of it's cocoon, but I did not see signs of one. It was perfectly still with just a small pulsating movement. It was rather large with a wingspan of maybe 4 inches? I have more pictures if needed. I cannot find anything like it on the internet.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: April 11, 2013
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Bexar County