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Subject: moth with feathered antennae brown wings with a white stripe and brightly colored bottom wings
Location: Lincoln national park, New Mexico
June 17, 2016 8:05 pm
I found this bug at my summer can in the Lincoln national park in southwest New Mexico and I can not figure it out for the life of me.
Signature: idk what to put here

Zephyr Eyed Silkmoth

Zephyr Eyed Silkmoth

This is a Zephyr Eyed Silkmoth, Automeris zephyria, and according to BugGuide the “Texas Parks & Wildlife considers this to be a ‘Species of Greatest Conservation Need’ (SGCN)”  though all the submissions to our site as well as those posted to BugGuide are from New Mexico, generally at higher elevations.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Lincoln National Park, New Mexico

One Response to Rare Zephyr Eyed Silkmoth from New Mexico

  1. Sally Dodds says:

    Saw one of these beauties on 6/26/16 in the Smokey Bear and Sacramento district of the Lincoln National Forest at Ruidoso, NM (Sam Tobias Campground site #3).

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