Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1272572

Western Grapeleaf Skeletonizer
Harrisina metallica

Observation date: August 31, 2020
Submitted by: GretchenXIII
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: About an inch long, head end is at the bottom of photo. I am a kindergarten teacher whose children would like to know what they found, especially as caterpillars are rather rare at this time of year...
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: September 05, 2020
Coordinator notes: this moth is routine around vineyards and even native wild grapes. good luck in your very worthy efforts!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Bernalillo County