Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1301266

Orange Mint Moth
Pyrausta orphisalis

Observation date: July 17, 2021
Submitted by: Sharon L
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Rainy day, Monarda host plant, 3 caterpillars sited on one plant.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: July 19, 2021
Coordinator notes: I have to say that the first photo really looks like the big slugs that live under the water trough outside my barn. But the second does look a lot like P. orphisalis, and Monarda is one of its primary host plants. JRains
Checklist region(s): Canada, Ontario