Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1019317

Observation date: July 03, 2014
Submitted by: Finatic02
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found perched just before sunset
Status: Resident
Verified by: Robert Martin
Verified date: December 15, 2014
Coordinator notes: I agree with the genus Hellinsia. It's difficult to differentiate between the species, but think that H. lacteodactylus is the best match. Bob Martin
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County