Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1096653

Contracted Datana
Datana contracta

Observation date: August 16, 2016
Submitted by: Melderon
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: seems to be on an oak tree outside of my property. At first I thought they were gypsy moth caterpillars because of their bunching behavior but they are morphologically distinct. Sunny, warm morning.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: December 29, 2016
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Kansas, Riley County