Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 549878

Zigzag Furcula Moth
Furcula scolopendrina

Observation date: September 05, 2009
Submitted by: Janice Facinelli
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I found this little guy on a hike through forest where all the pines had been cut down because of pine beetle disease, and the aspen trees were flourishing. It had just rained and this is the only caterpillar I found. This was at the middle trail head to Maxwell Falls, south of Evergreen, CO.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: July 06, 2013
Coordinator notes: Coordinator 1. Should be sent to Chuck Harp for ID. I'd be interested to know what this is myself as the caterpillar is rather unusual. There is no dot in CO on the map which is reason to reject the submittal. Maybe its behind "CO?" Coordinator 2. Used "Evergreen, CO" as locale for map as this was outlined in observer notes. Based on habitat, food plant, locale, and appearance (compared to photos on bugguide.net), I believe this is Furcula scolopendrina - Zigzag Furcula Moth - Hodges#7940.
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Jefferson County