Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1239652

Black-waved Flannel Moth
Lagoa crispata

Observation date: August 15, 2010
Submitted by: tirvine2020
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This caterpillar was found on a type of smartweed, bite marks in the leaf near the caterpillar. It as found on the underside of the leaf.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: January 07, 2021
Coordinator notes: I'd originally identified this as M. opercularis but I agree this is actually M. crispata, the Black-waved Flannel Moth. The alternate taxonomy is Lagoa crispata.