Hera Buck Moth
Hemileuca hera (Harris, 1841)
Status: Rare local resident.
Range: Western United States extending east to the far western portions of Nebraska and South Dakota.
Larval Hostplant(s): Big Sagebrush (Artemesia tridentata)
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Broods/Flight Times: One late summer flight in the second half of August.
Habitat: Eroded shale plains and sagebrush flats.
Avg. Wingspan: 2 3/4 – 3 1/2 Inches
Overwintering: As eggs
Similar Species: The wing margins and base of the Nevada Buck Moth are completely shaded in black.