Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1304235

Observation date: July 31, 2021
Submitted by: mo23
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Began weeding my front yard and discovered dozens of caterpillars specifically on the scarlet spiderling (Boerhavia coccinea) in my yard. Just after a good rain.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: August 01, 2021
Coordinator notes: Very interesting sighting. The lateral eyespots and the stubby horn - as well as the location of these sightings (within the US, P. terlooii is only found in AZ) - are conclusive. See the MPG page on this sp.: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=7879 JRains
Checklist region(s): United States, Arizona, Pima County