Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 937273

Velvet Armyworm Moth
Spodoptera latifascia

Observation date: October 11, 2013
Submitted by: JimConrad
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: October 15, 2013
Coordinator notes: Spodoptera latifascia looks like a better fit for this caterpillar sighting than the suggested id of Spodoptera ornithogalli. The line along the side just doesn't look strong and sharp enough to be the latter species. Spodoptera latifascia is the best fit overall of all the Spodoptera caterpillar photos I reviewed on MPG and bugguide.net. http://bugguide.net/node/view/345862
Checklist region(s): Uvalde County, United States, Texas