Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 727892

Palm Flower Moth
Litoprosopus coachella

Observation date: July 22, 2012
Submitted by: purplegoddess
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This pretty caterpillar was found inside a bathroom, in my kitty's water dish. I rescued it but it wasnt moving. I tried to revive it by gently stroking its back. There was no reponse so i left it on a napkin on my dining table. I was going to bury it later because i was sad it died. Some time later, my husband found it moving and put it in a plastic tuperware w/the lid slightly open. The caterpillar excaped. I named it Houndini and tried searching everywhere for him. All the rest of the day i never found Houndini. The next morning, my cat found Houndini crawling out from underneath some shelves. I took Houndini outside and took these pictures.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Josiah Gilbert
Verified date: November 15, 2013
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Riverside County