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Raspa small silkmoth Syssphinx (Sphingicampa) raspa  - Syssphinx raspa

Raspa small silkmoth Syssphinx (Sphingicampa) raspa - Syssphinx raspa
West side of Sierra Vista, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
July 7, 2009
Moth was in weakened condition when picked up outside office building at Fort Huachuca. Near oak woodland and sycamore-lined stream. Elevation approx. 4,500' Green balls below moth may be eggs deposited in the box. This seems to be a new species for BugGuide.

This is a Sphingicampa raspa, family is Saturniida.
This is a pretty battered moth! Usually in Mexico, in the US usually only in SE Arizona.

This is how it should appear...

follow the link:
http://nitro.biosci.arizona.edu/zeeb/butterflies/figs/moths/Saturniidae/S_raspa.jpg

This is the caterpillar link:
http://nitro.biosci.arizona.edu/zeeb/butterflies/figs/moth_larvae/Saturniidae/S_raspa-l.jpg

and the homepage where I found both:
http://nitro.biosci.arizona.edu/zeeb/butterflies/mothlist.html

Go to the Moths by family section, then search for: Saturniidae (Silkmoths)

Did you collect the eggs?
Rearing one of these moths (if that's what the eggs are) and photographing the instars would be a valuable contribution, especially since it's a new species for the Guide.

Gorgeous moth, and a great photo!

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