Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1243436

Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar Moth
Lochmaeus manteo

Observation date: March 14, 2020
Date notes: Warm sunny day . Found while digging at the base of an oak tree
Submitted by: MD Outdoor Gal
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Bright green. Had 3 black spots on body
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: January 08, 2022
Coordinator notes: Going out on a limb here, but I think this is L. manteo based on the dark lines on the head capsule and general segmented configuration, and the prominent spiracles. L. manteo is highly variable and of course I might be wrong about this. Jim Rains
Checklist region(s): United States, Maryland, Harford County