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Checkerspot - Hemileuca lucina

Checkerspot - Hemileuca lucina
Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA
July 5, 2017
Size: 35mm
Looked through Murray's butterfly and moth collection, and kept coming back to Euphydryas phaeton. Anyone know?

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Moved- definitely H. lucina
Moved from ID Request.

Definitely Hemileuca
What was the habitat like? Marshy? Dry oak/pine?

 
habitat
It was a wet meadow area, on low bushes. Not oak. You can see in one photo, one is on tall grass. I'll have to go back and look. There were 4 altogether. one by itself and a foot away 3 more together. I know they are not common. I've been coming to this specific habitat for 10 years and this is the first time I've seen them.

Hemileuca cat…
Possibly H. lucina in your area.

See reference here.

 
other species?
Is it possible they are Hemileuca maia? I handled one and didn't get stung with any of its barbs.

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