Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1360299

The Bruce Spanworm
Operophtera bruceata

Observation date: May 21, 2023
Submitted by: Blue Swallowtail
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found near trumpet vines, fed on sand cherry. Grew to slightly over half an inch. Burrowed under soil to spin cocoon three weeks after being found, died during pupation.
Status: Resident
Verified by: J_Martineau
Verified date: June 23, 2023
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Nebraska, Adams County