Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1301626

Observation date: July 18, 2021
Submitted by: ReginaS
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Feeding on a Emilia coccinea/tasselflower, not native to the US, but much loved by Monarchs. There are three species of milkweed (Asclepias spp.) nearby and there are caterpillars. This year, they arrived rather late-not until July in our yard. The air temp was approximately 80F/27C
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: davidwright
Verified date: July 19, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Partner project: National Moth Week