Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1000194

Observation date: July 24, 2014
Submitted by: mgiffen
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: There was a "field" of these, newly hatched perhaps, on a plot of mint family plants. I think these are different from gnophaela vermiculata and gnophaela previously submitted because of the orange on their heads and the number of spots.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Robert Martin
Verified date: August 11, 2014
Coordinator notes: I received a comment concerning the location of this sighting (NE California) being outside the range of Gnophaela discreta (SE Arizona). I agree with the comment and have edited this submittal to G. latipennis. Bob Martin
Checklist region(s): Modoc County, California, United States