Glover’s Silk Moth?
January 16, 2010
We are in the hills near Temecula and have willows, buckbrush, ceanothus on the property.
Thanks for any additional information.
Temecula, CA 92592
Your visitor is a Ceanothus Silkmoth, Hyalophora euryalus, a California native that does not feed as an adult, but has a caterpillar that feeds on Ceanothus, or California lilac. According to BugGuide, the larvae also feed on willow, so your property should be a natural habitat for the Ceanothus Silkmoth.