Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 856412

Western sheepmoth
Hemileuca eglanterina

Observation date: May 15, 2013
Submitted by: Stan Dryden
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Many seen on a Ceanothus bush at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve in California. In a mixed coastal scrub zone, near rocky coast and Monterey Cypress trees. Sunny, partially foggy morning.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Josiah Gilbert
Verified date: November 15, 2013
Coordinator notes: This will turn into a large, beautiful, day-flying moth. You can see photos of the adult on the species page.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Monterey County