Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Dolichos Armyworm Moth
Spodoptera dolichos

Observation date: January 05, 2019
Date notes: Collected as a caterpillar and it reached final form today, February 10th, as a moth.
Submitted by: Grow Family
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found as a caterpillar crawling around inside my home January 5th, 2019. Decided to teach the kids more about their lifecycle, so we kept it. It ate a lot, seeming to favor the hibiscus leaves, then turned into a pupa a few days later. Here we are February 10th, a little over a month from caterpillar stage, and it's now a moth.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: February 12, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Brevard County