Possible ID

Doug Yanega dyanega at pop.ucr.edu
Tue Aug 3 11:39:49 EDT 1999

>So, here's hoping a Calif. entomologist might recognize the critter.  It
>had a 3 & 1/4" wingspan, it's body was 2" long and 1/2" wide.  It was
>mottled grey--a dark grey--and had an uneven lighter grey band near the
>bottom of the wings.

In California at this time of year, the Gloveria (a large Lasiocampid moth)
are flying, so I'd suppose that's a good possibility. I don't think
Citheronia sepulcralis is in the area. Someone else here might have a
better idea.


Doug Yanega        Dept. of Entomology         Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521
phone: (909) 787-4315 (standard disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
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