Western Sheepmoth (Hemileuca eglanterina): If you are someone who still believes that butterflies are always more beautiful than moths, then you’ve met your match. The western sheepmoth (also called the elegant sheep moth) is widely distributed in western North America (from the Rocky Mountains west to the Pacific, and from Southern California to southern Canada). These day flying moths are most frequently found in meadows with the larvae feeding on trees and shrubs that include rose, hawthorn, cherry, willow, aspen, and birch. Photo by Kelly Hein 8/5/17 near Wilsall, MT.