Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1214572

Copper Underwing
Amphipyra pyramidoides

Observation date: July 06, 2019
Date notes: Emerged today after 3-4 was in jar in home. Found as caterpillar.
Submitted by: M and B lady
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found hump tailed green caterpillar eating David Austin English rosebud about 3 weeks ago. Became black pupae and emerged today as black moth. What might this be? Live in Shelton, CT.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: December 27, 2020
Coordinator notes: I'm somewhat reluctantly going with Amphiprya prymidoides. It's a variable species but if takes into account color variation the field marks seem to be present. The description of the caterpillar seems to be a pretty good match with A. pyrmidoides, too.
Checklist region(s): United States, Connecticut, Fairfield County