Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1262712

Western Grapeleaf Skeletonizer
Harrisina metallica

Observation date: July 19, 2020
Submitted by: apulham
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Consuming all the grape ivy leaves. Up to 5 individuals per leaf. Dry, sunny weather. Vine is South facing.
Status: Resident
Verified by: A_baldini
Verified date: July 25, 2020
Coordinator notes: Your suggested ID correct. A species whose caterpillars are (in)famously gregarious.
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Boulder County