Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 937587

Oslar's eacles
Eacles oslari

Observation date: October 14, 2012
Submitted by: Apoyo
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: October 29, 2013
Coordinator notes: This looks like a variation of Eacles imperialis, a female. It could be E. oslari, but looks closer to nominate E. imperialis. D'Abrera includes E. oslari as a variation of E. imperialis in Saturniidae Mundi. Further reading on bugguide.net and other on-line sources puts this sighting under E. oslari because of locale, the difference between E, imperialis and E. oslari apparently being in their phemerones. The two species can look virtually identical. SAT
Checklist region(s): Nicaragua, Masaya