Collecting Hemileuca electra - 1
Retired Guy in the foreground, Dave Wikle in the background. We found a country road outside of town and pulled over on the side near a large field of buckwheat (Eriogonum), the host plant of electra. We had a calling female electra in a small cage that we set on a bush (yellow cylinder). Within five minutes the males showed up, attracted to her phermones. We caught over a dozen males in 2 hours, from 10:30 Am to 12:30 PM. Needless to say, we were stoked.