Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1282058

Dogbane Saucrobotys Moth
Saucrobotys futilalis

Observation date: July 31, 2020
Submitted by: w
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Group of Saucrobotys futilalis larvae feeding on Clasping Dogbane (Apocynum sibiricum). They have formed a nest by tying the leaves of the plant together with silk. The larvae leave the nest at dusk and travel singly or in small groups to feed on the leaves.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Tom Middagh
Verified date: December 23, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Minnesota, Carlton County