Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1208569

Purple-crested Slug Moth
Adoneta spinuloides

Observation date: June 08, 2019
Submitted by: Rabdau
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sunny morning. Two of these were on Diervilla lonicera. They were stationary but started to move when I grabbed the branch. Both caterpillars were on branches that had broken at the node. Other plants around it are recently planted bayberry, juniper chinensis, and grasses.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: January 15, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.