Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1001374

Crocus Geometer
Xanthotype sospeta

Observation date: August 16, 2014
Submitted by: Kurt R. Schwarz
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found roosting on underside of grass blade, dewy and unresponsive. Was able to photo before it warmed up and took off. I understand that some authorities state Xanthotype species are impossible to distinguish without dissecting genitalia. I defer to people smarter than me. The habitat was overgrown field on old farm.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: August 16, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Maryland, Howard County