Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1327239

Purple-backed Cabbageworm
Evergestis pallidata

Observation date: June 08, 2022
Submitted by: robpendergast
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Thanks for sharing the blog, there are some interesting posts there! I’ll definitely delve into it a bit more in the near future. This morning was incredible, if I’ve IDed everything correct (and that’s a big if) I ended up with 73 species plus 5 other genera. How was the activity by you? HM ran through all of my Cecrita records in iNat, all of them ended up being C. guttivitta including record 1324640 that I submitted here. I think I have a better idea of what to look for now in C. biundata.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ilona L.
Verified date: June 09, 2022
Coordinator notes: Another great night for you. I usually come across more moths around here later in June so not much to report for now. I mentioned your success with moths to another person who posts on BAMONA and it turns out that he knew you already. Small world.
Checklist region(s): United States, Wisconsin, Portage County