Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1149248

Dolichos Armyworm Moth
Spodoptera dolichos

Observation date: November 17, 2017
Submitted by: AynoTnTimE
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Warm, partly cloudy, humid. The specimen was crawling across the road and I picked it up to prevent it from being smashed by an automobile. While doing so, it ejected a green fluid from its front end. Some got on my hand and there was no notable scent or reaction. I saw another one the next day and relocated it to the ditch in the direction it was heading. No fluid ejection from this one.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: November 19, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Hardin County, United States, Texas