what’s that moth
Location: Grand Teton National Park, Surprise Lake Trail
November 13, 2011 12:54 pm
Large moth found sitting in low shrubs mid-day, July 27, 2011, at about 8000 feet elevation in Grand Teton National Park. Large size and bright color really made it stand out – it was over an inch long. I’m guessing it may be an atypical (lacking black bands) western sheep moth. Would love to know what it is. Thanks.
Signature: Larry

Elegant Sheep Moth

Hi Larry,
We apologize for the delay.  We agree with you that this is a Western Sheep Moth or Elegant Sheep Moth,
Hemileuca eglanterina.  As you indicated, some individuals lack the black bands that make the wings resemble a stained glass window.  See BugGuide for more photos of the Elegant Sheep Moth.

Location: Wyoming

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