Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1052428

Observation date: August 12, 2014
Submitted by: Karen B.
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: These caterpillars were feeding on Apocynum androsaemifolium. Location was Little Cherry Creek Ranch Rd, Grant County NM. Multiple instars were observed. I collected these caterpillars and raised two to adult. They have been identified by Clifford Ferris as E. gigantea, and he has the pinned specimens in his collect.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: kmortensen
Verified date: September 15, 2015
Coordinator notes: Wow! Thank you for adding your valuable photo of this rare species to our website!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Grant County