#7741 hera

Hera Buck Moth

Hemileuca hera (Harris, 1841)

Family: Saturniidae

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

Found at:

Overwintering: As eggs

Similar Species: The wing margins and base of the Nevada Buck Moth are completely shaded in black.


🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net.

Hera Buck Moth
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