Newly Eclosed Pandora Moth

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

Newly Eclosed Pandora Moth
Newly Eclosed Pandora Moth

Dear Tim,
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. 

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