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Western Sheep Moth

Hemileuca eglanterina annulata

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7 Comments

CynthiaMHori
CynthiaMHori 8 years ago

J - from what I read there is a lot of variability in color

CynthiaMHori
CynthiaMHori 8 years ago

Thanks Maria. The moth was in the middle of the path I was hiking on. I thought it was dead, so I picked it up. It slowly opened itself up so I took a few photos and put it on a tree. It made my day

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Very nice!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Looks quite similar. Yours looks a little darker, but that could just be variability.

CynthiaMHori
CynthiaMHori 8 years ago

I think I got it J What do you think?

CynthiaMHori
CynthiaMHori 8 years ago

Thanks for the direction. I will continue to look.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Beautiful! Looks like a buck moth in the genus Hemileuca. I can't find a species match, maybe if you submit it to bugguide.net, they will be able to find species. Could you please add this to my mission?
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8841...
Thanks!

CynthiaMHori
Spotted by
CynthiaMHori

Spring City, Utah, USA

Spotted on Sep 14, 2012
Submitted on Sep 16, 2012

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