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Craters of the Moon (Idaho) moth - Hemileuca hera

Craters of the Moon (Idaho) moth - Hemileuca hera
Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, Butte County, Idaho, USA
August 1, 2012
Size: approx. 23 mm

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Craters of the Moon (Idaho) moth - Hemileuca hera Craters of the Moon (Idaho) moth - Hemileuca hera

Saw this moth near Hailey 7/25/13
I was hiking on the short Greenhorn Gulch loop early morning last Thursday, 7/25/13 (or Wednesday, 8/24/1) just north of Hailey. This moth was on a tall grass inflorescence, probably Great Basin Wild Rye. Don't know if this is useful information or not. Please email if you'd like to know more....Kristin

Moved- Hemileuca
Moved from ID Request.

This is Hemileuca hera.

 
Range for this moth
Natureserve does not list Idaho in the range of this moth (although it states its distributioon "is known to be incomplete or has not been reviewed for this taxon". Is this location anything unusual?

 
Not unusual
H. hera has been previously reported in Idaho. I have found NatureServe's distribution data rather lacking for Satuniidae.

size
Is it really nearly 5.5 inches wingspan?

 
size of moth
no, my bad I made a typo - I put cm when I meant mm

 
well
i raised elegants and they werent what i expected (small)but then i got a coloradia pandora at mylights who was bigger than any h euryalis i ever saw.. so who knows with these silkmoths..

Something in Hemileuca
Ryan will tell you which one.

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