Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1232009

Western Grapeleaf Skeletonizer
Harrisina metallica

Observation date: September 07, 2019
Submitted by: Labbarb
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: They are crawling on the outside of the house as well as on the rosebush leaves.
Status: Resident
Verified by: A_baldini
Verified date: October 06, 2019
Coordinator notes: This is the caterpillar of the Western Grapeleaf Skeletonizer moth. Adult moths mimic bluish-gray wasps, such as mud daubers.
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, El Paso County