Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1279354

Bilobed Looper Moth
Megalographa biloba

Observation date: November 08, 2020
Date notes: Found as caterpillar in late September, 2020
Submitted by: skelliconnection
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Found in my greenhouse during basil harvest in late September, munching on the leaves. Kept in enclosure and fed for two weeks (very heavy eater, not picky about food choice) before entering the cocoon stage. Cocoon was spun with silk on the underside of a leaf. Emerged about 1 month later. Very active right away, flying without issue. Some trembling when placed outside and freed.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: November 11, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, British Columbia