Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1180233

Milkweed Tussock Moth or Milkweed Tiger Moth
Euchaetes egle

Observation date: August 17, 2017
Submitted by: Anne Wills
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Mostly cloudy, very humid, about 89 degrees. These caterpillars were on a single leaf of a butterfly weed plant (orange milkweed). Nearby were thyme, echinacea, peppers, tomatoes, cardinal flower (lobelia), basil sage, yellow crook-neck squash, sugar maple. These are part of the same group as in sighting 1179419.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: October 10, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Putnam County, United States, West Virginia