Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 729053

Palm Flower Moth
Litoprosopus coachella

Observation date: July 28, 2012
Submitted by: anairam23
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I keep finding these in my apartment. This particular one I found on my four year old son's bed. I've lived here for over two years and this is the first time I've ever found caterpillars inside. This one is a bit over an inch long. The largest I've found so far. The others were about half an inch. I don't have any plants inside, but I do have a small avocado plant on my patio. It's been very warm in So. California. Between 90-100 degrees farenheit for the last few weeks and very humid
Status: Resident
Verified by: Josiah Gilbert
Verified date: November 14, 2013
Coordinator notes: None.