Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1234939

Saddleback Caterpillar Moth
Acharia stimulea

Observation date: September 22, 2019
Submitted by: JanZ
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This nasty bug was, unbeknownst to me, feeding on the black-eyed Susan plants I was trimming back. Felt a sting and didn't observe any bees, etc. Looked carefully and discovered this caterpillar.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: December 15, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Connecticut, New Haven County