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Calleta silkmoth

Eupackardia calleta

Description:

The moth was found as a cocoon on a sage bush and then a couple months later hatched.The moth is uncommon but commonly found in the area from time to time.The moth has black wings with four triangle.The moth also has lots of cool designs and pink stripes.The moth looks like a atlas moth or a Rothschild silkmoth.

Habitat:

Bushes and shrubs in South Texas

Notes:

It was a large male

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3 Comments

ornithoptera80
ornithoptera80 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Tukup(:

Tukup
Tukup 3 weeks ago

BTW- I see you've included it in the 2019 Best Wildlife Photo - Species Interactions Special! The pictures for this mission should show interaction between two species. I realize it is on your hand, but I don't think that is what is meant 😊 Keep up the great shot though. You'll catch some that do qualify. Most importantly, have fun interacting with nature.

Tukup
Tukup 3 weeks ago

Neat colors Ornithoptera. Pristine condition. You must have been waiting, camera in hand, for it to crawl out of its cocoon 😊 I don't think I've come across that particular color before. Thanks for sharing. Also, great notes.

ornithoptera80
Spotted by
ornithoptera80

San Antonio, Texas, USA

Lat: 29.48, Long: -98.68

Spotted on Jan 28, 2020
Submitted on Jan 28, 2020

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