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Loudoun County Butterfly Census (Google, OSM)
39.1311237603, -77.7425266709
Accuracy: 4m
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Description

Found on a cattail leaf.

Aug. 05, 2012 21:55:50 -0400
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Henry's Marsh Moth - Photo (c) Benny Mazur, some rights reserved (CC BY)
muir's ID: Henry's Marsh Moth (Simyra insularis)
Posted by muir almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Called a Cattail Caterpillar as a larvae, and Henry's marsh moth as an adult. Curiously, this individual was found stuck to a fluff of white threads with maggots/white larvae inside. Was this parasitization in action? Its own cocoon? Something it had just happened upon and gotten stuck? Anybody know?

Posted by muir almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Henry's Marsh Moth - Photo (c) Benny Mazur, some rights reserved (CC BY)
justin2's ID: Henry's Marsh Moth (Simyra insularis)
Posted by justin2 almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Henry's Marsh Moth - Photo (c) Benny Mazur, some rights reserved (CC BY)
muir's ID: Henry's Marsh Moth (Simyra insularis)
Henry's Marsh Moth - Photo (c) Benny Mazur, some rights reserved (CC BY)
Community ID: Henry's Marsh Moth (Simyra insularis)
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