Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1049345

Red-Shouldered Ctenucha
Ctenucha rubroscapus

Observation date: June 20, 2015
Submitted by: HeatherHolt
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It's partly cloudy, 75 degrees outside. The moth was just flying around, landing on different sections of the grass. After looking this moth up, I now know that I've been seeing the caterpillars for a long time. They crawl up and cocoon under the roof overhang on the side of my house. Now that I know what I'm looking at, I'll get pics of them too when it's time again.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Robert Martin
Verified date: June 21, 2015
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Del Norte County