Rare Zephyr Eyed Silkmoth from New Mexico

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.

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  1. 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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