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Sheep moth
Hemileuca eglanterina


Sheep moth
Sheep moth

Type of Insect: moth
Size: large
Overall Color: orangish and black
Larval Foods: grasses
Adult Foods:
Larval Type: caterpillar
status: uncommon
Description: large, showy purplish and yellow moth with prominent black stripes and eyespots


Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Hexapoda (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (butterflies,moths)
Family: 06 Saturniidae (silk moths)
Genus: Hemileuca
Species: eglanterina

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