Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1107026

Common Mestra
Mestra amymone

Observation date: October 14, 2016
Date notes: (Chrysalis photo on 10/08/2016)
Submitted by: Christinalea
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found caterpillar in a nearby field on Noseburn. Reared caterpillar in enclosed lepidtarium on Noseburn clippings from same plant and nearby plants through chrysalis stage. Chrysalis sticks straight out (horizontally) from stem of Noseburn instead of hanging down. Released upon eclosure back into same field where caterpillar was found. Eclosure and release occurred late in the afternoon, after 4:00 pm CST.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: October 21, 2016
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Travis County, Texas