Eastern Buck Moth – 10/8/17

Observer: Faith Berkland

Observation Date: 10/8/17

Observation Time: 5:00 p.m.

Observation Location: Transmission line path between Bird Road, Mansfield Street and Willow Street in Foxboro

Common Name: Eastern Buck Moth

Scientific Name: Hemileuca maia

Comments: This large moth (about 1 inch long by 1 1/2 inches wide) was flying toward me. Wide head, white & fuzzy. Above low-lying shrubbery, it quickly disappeared when it saw me. I didn’t see any orange or red markings, just black & white. The photo at this link shows what a buck moth looks like:


More Information: Butterflies and Moths of North America