Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1167163

Turbulent Phosphila
Phosphila turbulenta

Observation date: July 04, 2018
Submitted by: Donna Hughes
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I found this Turbulent Phosphila caterpillar, just an inch or so long, dining on the underside of a green briar vine leaf. I am just north of Ames, Iowa, out in the country, on a hill, in an area of mixed woods, prairie and cropland, not too far East of I-35 and between Skunk River and Bear Creek.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jamesdurbin
Verified date: August 13, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Story County, United States, Iowa