Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1107901

Genista Broom Moth
Uresiphita reversalis

Observation date: November 02, 2016
Date notes: November 2, 2016
Submitted by: Adrian Vang
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The caterpillar was found on Genista monspessulana(French Broom) at UCSC. They were seen right after rain and on sunny days. The caterpillar was inactive for long periods of time,, only moving to feed before stopping all activity and laying idle where ever it was. (I have only been able to locate the caterpillar on French Broom and it does not seem to consume other plants I give to it as far as I can tell)
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: February 19, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Santa Cruz County