Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 901776

Currant Spanworm Moth
Speranza ribearia

Observation date: June 02, 2013
Submitted by: Annakellynj
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Update: the Magpie Moth larvae is most likely. As they are feeding on currant and gooseberry. Please confirm. Original: Toadflax Brocade doesn't seem to have the same head or color legs. These are decimating the Black Currant bushes mid garden to the ignoring (currently) of all else... though found 2 on mustard greens today. Unsure if holes in leaf by them or slugs (which we also have). I did multiple searches on several sites to no avail. Thanks for your help. Sorry about the lat/lon - phone clearly didn't do it accurately. Nor are they exact on imported Currant moth.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: February 07, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Jersey, Morris County