Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1292067

Observation date: May 29, 2021
Submitted by: Pamela Kramer
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: These caterpillars are destroying my Joe Pye weed. I'd appreciate an identification and any information! Thanks.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: June 14, 2021
Coordinator notes: I think this is Hellinsia elliottii - see http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=6204 JRains
Checklist region(s): United States, Illinois, Lake County