Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1215348

Unexpected Cycnia
Cycnia inopinatus

Observation date: July 08, 2019
Date notes: I am just entering today's date since I still have the adult and will release him in the AM
Submitted by: ndipaolo
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: So I actually found several of these caterpillars on common milkweed in late June and took them in, not knowing what I'd get. Out of the two survivors I now have an adult (who eclosed while I was away and wandered around my apt for 3 days) and a probably 5th instar cat. I am not sure I got pics the first day but I will upload current photos. Will release the adult in the AM. Also, since nothing documents it that I have found, the adults DO have a proboscis and happily drink Gatorade. He actually likes the orange flavor and most of my scaly winged houseguests don't...
Status: Resident
Verified by: Howell_Curtis
Verified date: July 09, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Indiana, Monroe County