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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
Signature: Ty

Elegant Sheep Moth

Hi Ty,
Even with the poor foreground focus on the moth, this is unmistakeably an Elegant Sheep Moth,
Hemileuca eglanterina, a highly variable species.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Idaho

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