Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1274574

Observation date: September 14, 2020
Date notes: Arid stretch of days, low humidity
Submitted by: boiledpeanuts
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Two caterpillars appeared a few days ago on Persea borbonia (swamp red bay) shrub, eating the leaves clean to the rib and stem. Suburban environment with many native plants.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: September 14, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.