Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1190217

Hawaiian Beet Webworm
Spoladea recurvalis

Observation date: October 02, 2018
Submitted by: EddieGarrity
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This moth was very agile. A day moth. It had straight simple antennae; no feathering, there might be a small club at the end of each antenna. It had spines on its legs. There was a marking like an exclamation mark on each outer wing, except with three points at the bottom instead of one. There was a wide curved white band across the middle of the wings and a thin white band above it. The inner wings had white fringe along the bottom edges. It was getting nectar from flowers of a Goldenrod plant (Solidago rugosa, cultivar 'Fireworks').
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: October 12, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Alexandria, Virginia, United States