Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1260100

Meske's Underwing
Catocala meskei

Observation date: July 09, 2020
Submitted by: Jane Doerges
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: One of the Three caterpillars I found, all had different marking patterns and colors but all three were extremely well camouflaged when placed on the nearby willow tree bark, eats willow, one has pupated, one appeared to have some sort of fungal infection and died, I am raising the third. appears to be some sort of moth due to the cocoon. Update: Moth has emerged
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: March 03, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States