Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1184987

Observation date: September 02, 2018
Date notes: Time is approximate.
Submitted by: WINGSaloftinKS
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Unsure of identification. Its head was orange; its body looked like a soft furry pinecone, the way the hairs folded. The protruding hairs looked like a mix of a rust color and gray. Was seen with a different species of caterpillar/moth, along with another of its own kind on the same plant--I believe common milkweed. Nearby plants included butterfly bushes, zinnias, larkspur, a lupine, and sunflowers. Size: Approx. 1.25" Weather: Hot, humid and windy.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: September 04, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Douglas County, United States, Kansas