Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1108850

Genista Broom Moth
Uresiphita reversalis

Observation date: November 20, 2016
Submitted by: abwest
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Caterpillar has black head and is 7/8" long. Was found on the lid of our trashcan so I am not sure what the host plant was. It was under a tree - I am working to ID the tree to see if that provides a clue. Tried placing the caterpillar on one of the leaves from that tree (2nd picture) but it has not fed on it.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: November 20, 2016
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Bexar County