Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 615037

Western Yellowstriped Armyworm
Spodoptera praefica

Observation date: September 06, 2011
Submitted by: h2o4tl
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The 2nd photo is after it defecated, it crawled away pretty quickly and the photo is blurred but you may be able to make out some "mouth" details.
Status: Resident
Verified by: kellyrichers
Verified date: October 10, 2012
Coordinator notes: For sure a Spodoptera, almost certainly a praefica. Identification by David Wagner, U Conn. Thanks, Kelly