Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 961545

Copper Underwing
Amphipyra pyramidoides

Observation date: April 10, 2014
Submitted by: sarahlamb
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: We found this caterpillar on a yellow plum tree, eating the leaves. Two days later, it had eaten many plum leaves and began to wrap a leaf around itself, sealing it with "silk" and creating a leaf-sleeping bag. Identifying information found here: http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/insects/catnw/pht56.htm
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: January 25, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Marin County