Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 918352

Zephyr eyed silkmoth
Automeris zephyria

Observation date: August 16, 2013
Date notes: It was found sometime between Aug 14-16" 2013, but I think the 16th is more accurate.
Submitted by: Leslieh1206
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: They were found in a large group on a large lilac bush. There was another large group on the next branch over. There were also ruse bushes and a holly-type bush nearby, nut those seemed untouched by the caterpillars and I still don't see any evidence of the remaining group visiting them since we brought the first group indoors to raise. They also seem to enjoy honeysuckle leaves.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: September 07, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Grant County