Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1072071

Western Yellowstriped Armyworm
Spodoptera praefica

Observation date: November 08, 2015
Submitted by: KittKatt
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Just sitting on bed in the house at 11:25 p.m. -- until cat almost stepped on it and it flew away. But it came back so I caught it and took it outside. It seemed to shiver its wings in the cold air before flying into the night. About one inch long. Might be the same species that I saw on Nov. 1, 2015 (Sighting 1072070), but it's a different individual.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Robert Martin
Verified date: December 12, 2015
Coordinator notes: None.
Partner project: Los Angeles Butterfly Survey