Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1273475

Spotted Datana
Datana perspicua

Observation date: September 05, 2020
Submitted by: conleybirds
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: 2 groups clustered u-shaped on stems of a blueberry plant in the back of a heavily planted section of my gardens. It was warm, sunny & breezy. Having never seen these guys, I was a bit startled by the sight of them clustered on the branches. This is the 1st sighting for me in >3 years living here. Update: today (Sunday 6 Sept 2020), the group of 3 caterpillars now have black stripes replacing the red stripes seen yesterday.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Mikelchap
Verified date: September 21, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Georgia, Dawson County