Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1003106

Pygmy Redectis
Redectis pygmaea

Observation date: August 24, 2014
Submitted by: Dave Webb
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Attracted to porch light in rural residential neighborhood dominated by hardwoods (liriodendron, maple, oak, sweet gum). Calm conditions, approx temp of 70F. Could not get tape measure out for measurement before it flew away. Photo taken with hand-held digital microscope, so it would be "micro moth" sized. Note three orangish oval markings (none white) at reniform spot.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: August 24, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Maryland, Harford County