Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 939447

Western sheepmoth
Hemileuca eglanterina

Observation date: May 19, 2012
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: seemed to stay in clusters when small, then spreading out when larger. hot day sunny. on ceanothus most dominate plant since fire 8-10 years prior. Peter has hatched this moth and has great photo's of it on butterflies on orange co.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Josiah Gilbert
Verified date: November 15, 2013
Coordinator notes: Yes, this is a sheepmoth. Three other species in this genus fly in San Diego County.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County