Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 927561

Contracted Datana
Datana contracta

Observation date: September 03, 2013
Submitted by: Mapper
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: In a massed group on a young pin oak in yard. Near woods. Group has stripped upper branches of their leaves. Edit: Checked tree 6/6/13 and it was about 1/2 stripped from top down. Could find NO signs of the caterpillars on the tree or ground that I had seen earlier - although there had been masses totaling easily 100+ individuals prior.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: September 07, 2013
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Illinois, Johnson County