Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1177751

Western Yellowstriped Armyworm
Spodoptera praefica

Observation date: August 08, 2018
Submitted by: bobscafe
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: on ceiling by patio light. Have seen several hundred of this moth over the last 3-4 weeks. Usually found resting upside down on the ceiling, and quite passive once caught in the net, before being placed in a container. Once in the plastic container, they just sit there, same when photographing them. 1.25 in. head to tail.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: October 09, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): British Columbia, Canada