Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 744317

Observation date: September 27, 2012
Submitted by: PDunwiddie
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: An unusually brightly colored rose-purple caterpillar, seen in the dry grass of the prairies.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: October 26, 2022
Coordinator notes: Tentative ID - larval photos of plenty of species are missing online, but this one looks spot on, timing is right, etc.
Checklist region(s): United States, Washington, Thurston County