Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 941143

Western sheepmoth
Hemileuca eglanterina

Observation date: August 28, 2011
Submitted by: diwalks2
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: cuyamaca rancho state park on azalea spring trail, massive hatch out we saw lots of these laying eggs also, not this insect but others that looked the same. hot day they were poor fliers or maybe we saw old ones or maybe they fly more and stronger at night?
Status: Resident
Verified by: Josiah Gilbert
Verified date: December 14, 2013
Coordinator notes: Yes, a sheep moth.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County