Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 617133

Stinging Rose Caterpillar Moth
Parasa indetermina

Observation date: September 15, 2011
Submitted by: George Sims
Specimen type: Photograph
Collection location: George Sims
Observation notes: While performing trail maintenance on the Ozark Trail, I laid my hiking stick on the ground for a few minutes. I did not notice this caterpillar had climbed onto the stick until I was stung by the barbs. Beautiful, vibrant colors have washed out somewhat after a couple hours in a vial of alcohol. In my collection, #L110915001.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Phillip E. Koenig
Verified date: September 20, 2011
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Douglas County, Missouri, United States