Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1290087

Shield-backed Cutworm
Sunira decipiens

Observation date: September 20, 2020
Submitted by: N_Santill
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found on forest floor in newly emerged state with very small wings. I kept it alive in a jar, and within a few hours it had pumped blood into the wings and they grew to full size.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: May 09, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Washington, Whatcom County