Observation notes: Numerous caterpillars feeding on a rare plant species, Guadalupe mescalbean (Dermatophyllum guadalupense, Fabaceae). Plant is expected to be highly toxic with quinonlizidine alkaloids (other species in this genus contain QAs, but not yet documented in this species). Toxicity seems to fit the ecology of Utetheisa.
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: September 09, 2021
Coordinator notes: Took me a while to figure this one out. JRains