Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1209247

Observation date: June 11, 2019
Submitted by: RozieCat
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Eating holes in leaves. Want to make sure it is not harmful; don’t want to destroy if it is a butterfly catapillar.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: January 25, 2021
Coordinator notes: The photograph is a little blurry, and these plume moth instars are sometimes as difficult to tell apart as the adults, but given that this was found on Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium), it's almost certainly Hellinsia elliottii.