Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 776975

Grote's buckmoth
Hemileuca grotei

Observation date: April 19, 2013
Submitted by: whbauer
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: April 20, 2013
Coordinator notes: the caterpillars feed on Texas live oak, as well as a few other oaks, and apparently drop from the trees when disturbed. They could also be looking for a place to spin a cocoon at this time of year.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Blanco County