Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1294014

Oregon Cycnia
Cycnia oregonensis

Observation date: June 09, 2021
Submitted by: jigamaree
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Hanging on a grass stem in my backyard on a hot and humid day.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Tom Middagh
Verified date: June 20, 2021
Coordinator notes: I don't think Cycnia oregonensis has any spots on the wings. It would also have a yellow head, which can't be seen well enough here. This is likely either Spilosoma congrua or S. virginica. The former has an all-white abdomen while the latter has lines of alternating black and yellow spots down the abdomen.
Checklist region(s): United States, Minnesota, Houston County