Subject: Unknown Possible Moth
Location: Northern California Sierra Nevadas 6200ft
August 23, 2016 2:41 pm
This creature was spotted in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern California. What is it?
Signature: Tim Green
This is a newly eclosed Pandora Moth, Coloradia pandora, as you can verify by comparing it to this BugGuide image. The caterpillars pupate underground, and your image is of a freshly metamorphosed adult.