Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1003439

Stinging Rose Caterpillar Moth
Parasa indetermina

Observation date: August 26, 2014
Submitted by: aarondalton
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Noticed this amazing bright caterpillar eating a leaf on a crabapple tree in a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee. There was another smaller (earlier instar?) caterpillar nearby that looked similar/identical except for the fact it was smaller and was wedged between a couple of leaves (thus harder to photograph). When I went outside later in the day, both caterpillars were still on the tree and still near to where I had seen them before.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Childs
Verified date: August 28, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Tennessee, Williamson County