Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1012889

Buckwheat Borer Moth
Synanthedon polygoni

Observation date: April 19, 2013
Submitted by: Nancy Hamlett
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This is one of two specimens of this moth that were collected by Brandon Watts, a student at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, by sweep-netting over grasses and shrubs in along a route that started in non-native grassland and transitioned to coastal sage scrub. Field notes state that the weather was bright and sunny with temperatures in the high 70s to 80s F. Collected between 12:00 noon and 4:00 p.m.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Josiah Gilbert
Verified date: September 15, 2014
Coordinator notes: Your identification is correct.