Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1069332

Ironweed Borer Moth
Papaipema cerussata

Observation date: October 13, 2015
Submitted by: Quaker state mothing
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Resting on a New York Ironweed in Longwood Garden's Meadow Garden, sluggish in the cool of the morning. Earlier in the summer, stem-boring caterpillars could be seen feeding inside most of the ironweed plants in the vicinity.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: October 14, 2015
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Pennsylvania, Chester County