Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 527283

Viola's Wood-Satyr
Megisto viola

Observation date: April 14, 2011
Submitted by: fitzclarke@bell...
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Actias luna, Luna Moth, on under-side of leaf of a host-plant, Sweetgum, Liquidambar styraciflua, app 5 feet above ground. Larva appears to be an early instar stage. This Sweetgum is in a fairly open canopy area beside trail and is a prime tree on which to locate adult King's, Banded, Striped, and Southern Oak Hairstreaks 11:00am-mid afternoon in the first three weeks of May. Males like to perch on this trees leaves to await females flying the trail.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Mikelchap
Verified date: May 23, 2011
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Chatham County, Georgia, United States