Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1274855

Genista Broom Moth
Uresiphita reversalis

Observation date: September 16, 2020
Date notes: We have over 30 of these that are living in a potted tree on our patio. We would like to know if they are beneficial as we have had grub problems and other trees, flower and shrubs being eaten. Unfortunately, we are tearing out all our potted plants and would like to know how to treat these.
Submitted by: dcuzzupoli
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: We are overrun by these
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: February 19, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Orange County