Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1270220

Drexel's Datana
Datana drexelii

Observation date: August 20, 2020
Submitted by: jamyles501
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Not sure the type of tree. When branch is touched, insect curls backwards almost 90 degrees as like a defense mechanism. Clustered. No webbing around.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: September 15, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.