Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1268711

Purple-backed Cabbageworm
Evergestis pallidata

Observation date: August 13, 2020
Submitted by: HansPG
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: A warm mostly-sunny day at Miller Meadow Forest Preserve, the moth was in the small prairie plants next to a wooded summer-dry watercourse. It didn’t seem to be doing anything particularly as it moved from plant to plant (not feeding, resting, sunning).
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: August 15, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Illinois, Cook County