Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1274630

Observation date: September 14, 2020
Submitted by: Cyrus Li
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found on grapevine climbing over hibiscus. The caterpillar instantly threw itself off its host when I tried to touch it. It appears to be able to fling itself from any surface through violent squirming when disturbed.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: September 25, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Virginia, Montgomery County