Subject: Colorful Moth
Location: Orange County, NY, USA
October 7, 2014 8:34 am
I spotted this moth while geocaching. This was on the Shawangunk Ridge in Orange County, NY near an abandoned lead mine on the 6th of October.
The exact location is:
N 41° 26.439 W 074° 34.758
UTM: 18T E 535144 N 4587760
Dear M. Bahlam,
This lovely moth is a Buck Moth, Hemileuca maia, and they fly quite late in the year. The common name Buck Moth refers to their presence during hunting season where they are frequently encountered in the woods.