Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 525685

Spiny Looper
Phigalia titea

Observation date: April 06, 2011
Submitted by: jcalloway
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found near a blackberry bush climbing a web string to a tree. It crawls like an inch worm and when you bother it, it freezes and almost looks like a twig or a stick. The picture makes it look blue but it looks more grayish to the naked eye.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: January 16, 2022
Coordinator notes: MPG shows numerous sighting records in Florida west to Texas - see http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=6658
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Columbia County