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Ceanothus Silk Moth, Hyalophora euryalus


The larvae of Ceanothus Silk Moth use plants from these genera:

Alnus
Amelanchier
Arbutus menziesii
Arctostaphylos
Ceanothus
Cercocarpus betuloides
Pseudotsuga menziesii
Rhus laurina
Ribes 
Rosa
Salix   
Shepherdia argentea
This silk moth was on the screen next to an evaporative cooler. The squares are about 1/2 inch across. - grid24_12
Ceanothus silk moth was warming itself on a wire fence waiting for a mate.
Ceanothus Silk Moth on concrete.
Early morning crawl after popping out of cocoon. We just provide the plants, he is wild.
Ceanothus silkmoth
Hyalophora euryalus an hour of so after emerging from the cocoon. When they first come out their wings are like wet paper. They 'inflate' and harden over a period of a couple of hours.
The image is a little distorted because she/he is fluttering.
This  Moth is  a Ceanothus silkmoth
Hyalophora euryalus that had emerged from it cocoon minutes before and the wings are not fully inflated.
This Ceanothus Silk Moth, Hyalophora euryalus is watching me.
This silk moth had just emerged.
Those big silk moth antenna are for smelling a mate. The wings are all folded because this moth has just emerged from the cocoon.