For The Invert Crowd

Found this moth? at one of my fishing spots in the Cascade Range in Northern California at around 4500’ in elevation. It was moving slow when I arrived and had expired by the time I left. Sadly I was busy cleaning fish and forgot to collect it before I left. No idea what species it is, but I figured someone on here would enjoy seeing it.

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Looks to be Hemileuca eglanterina.

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Thank you! Did a bit of reading on them. Apparently there is an all black phenotype I’ll have to keep an eye out for around Mt. Shasta. This one was found about 50 miles south of the mountain.

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Yep, it is a western sheep moth. Big fluffy colorful moths. Google lens definitely makes things easy lol.