Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1250406

Three-staffed Underwing
Catocala amestris

Observation date: May 28, 2020
Submitted by: HannaBaird
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It was on a Lead Plant, Amorphus canescens, in a native planting in Douglas County, Kansas.
Status: Resident
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: May 31, 2022
Coordinator notes: KANSAS STATE RECORD possibly for this endangered species. Apparently protected in the state of Michigan. Just assigned as a regional coordinator for Kansas, going through MANY needed identification material and wished someone had seen your record earlier. Definitely a larva of Catocala amestris on Amorpha canescens. Very nice, thank you!
Checklist region(s): United States, Kansas, Douglas County