Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1187228

Velvet Armyworm Moth
Spodoptera latifascia

Observation date: August 31, 2018
Date notes: Feasting on New Guinea Impatients it grew to about 3.5 inches long and was quite hefty before it disappeared. I haven't been able to find a cocoon.
Submitted by: Hortmom
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It had been in the mid 90's and very humid, 90+%. The caterpillar continiously fed on this one plant for about 2 weeks b4 it disappeared. It grew quickly to about the size of my index finger.
Status: Resident
Verified by: owlbyr
Verified date: October 06, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Georgia, Jones County