Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1348029

Unicorn Caterpillar Moth
Schizura unicornis

Observation date: September 17, 2021
Date notes: I found these two caterpillars feeding on young persimmon trees in our school Outdoor Wildlife Learning Site while I was outside with my Biology classes. I went back out after school and took these pictures.
Submitted by: mramsay
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Two of these larvae were observed consuming leaves on young persimmon trees. They were systematically eating the leaves all the way down to the petiole. The larvae were located about four feet from the ground in two different trees that stand about 5.5 feet tall. The day was breezy and sunny with a high in the low 90s.
Status: Resident
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: November 01, 2022
Coordinator notes: Nice record. Also nice to hear native persimmon trees are around. Thank you! JAMES STEEN
Checklist region(s): United States, Kansas, Sedgwick County