Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1168680

Orange-humped Mapleworm
Symmerista leucitys

Observation date: July 05, 2018
Submitted by: bmd5g5
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: There were a plethora of Missouri trees near this caterpillar when I spotted him on the pavement. Unfortunately, since he was not on a host plant, I cannot provide one. The closest match I have found so far is an Orange-Humped Mapleworm. Thank you for any help.
Status: Resident
Verified by: CA Ivy
Verified date: October 25, 2019
Coordinator notes: Looks like one of the Symmerista which are difficult to separate as caterpillars
Checklist region(s): United States, Missouri, Taney County