Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 692757

Scribbled Sallow
Sympistis perscripta

Observation date: November 26, 2011
Date notes: On Snapdragon vine,
Submitted by: Rockrose
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: March 30, 2013
Coordinator notes: This was a bit hard to verify because of inconsistent caterpillar photos of this species on vaious web sites, also an apparent genus name change (genus used to be Lepipolys). I believe the submittal photo is of a later instar larva, while some (on the Moth Photography Group's web site, for ex.) show an earlier instar larva which looks quite different. In the end, I found enough photos that match the subject photo as the suggested id, Sympistis perscripta, including another one on Snapdragon vine, Maurandella antirrhiniflora.
Checklist region(s): United States, Travis County, Texas