Big desert moth
Location: SW Idaho
December 14, 2011 5:27 pm
Found this large (3+ inches) moth? in Idaho’s Owyhee Mtns during early september and was curious. Pictures are poor (sorry) but hoped with such distinctive markings you may be able to help
Even with the poor foreground focus on the moth, this is unmistakeably an Elegant Sheep Moth, Hemileuca eglanterina, a highly variable species.