a picture for you
This is a better version of the picture I sent earlier. These two moths were mating in the Oregon Cascades in a meadow at an elevation of 4500 feet. Can you identify them? Thanks!
Thanks for sending in a photo of a new species for our site. These are Sheep Moths, Hemileuca eglanterina. They are Giant Silk Moths in the Family Saturnidae. They are found in mountain meadows and sheep pastures in the Rocky Mountains and west to the Pacific Coast. The caterpillars feed on plants in the rose family. The adults are rapidly flying diurnal creatures.