Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1115794

Genista Broom Moth
Uresiphita reversalis

Observation date: April 30, 2017
Submitted by: AZUnicorn
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It's hard to see in the picture but the caterpillars are covered in hairs. Pretty sparse and spread out but hairs all the same. They have COVERED this plant and formed these little "nests" almost of silk where they congregate. I haven't noticed them before but my boyfriend says they showed up about this time last year too.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: May 11, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Arizona, Maricopa County