Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1245103

Tobacco Budworm Moth
Heliothis virescens

Observation date: April 02, 2020
Submitted by: Dr. Z.
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Host plant is Salvia sp. with purple flowers. There are several of what I assume are the same species of caterpillars together in a garden patch of Salvia. The group of caterpillars has slightly different base color shades of red, pink, and light brown, all with varying degrees of dark bands and longitudinal lighter stripe on the sides.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: April 04, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Leon County