Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1284592

Purple-Lined Sallow
Pyrrhia exprimens

Observation date: July 18, 2017
Submitted by: w
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: On a milkweed plant but don't think it was feeding. Reportred to eat sweet fern (Comptonia peregrina) and smartweeds (Polygonum spp.) but none of these grow at this location. Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) also reported as host plant does grow nearby.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Tom Middagh
Verified date: December 29, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Minnesota, Carlton County