Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1026003

Forked Euchlaena
Euchlaena pectinaria

Observation date: July 15, 1981
Submitted by: Indy Entomologist
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found under outdoor lights after dusk.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Phillip E. Koenig
Verified date: February 16, 2015
Coordinator notes: Charles Covell says "Short of dissecting genitalia, I do not think we can be certain of the identification of this moth by maculation. The markings are not very strong. The serrations of the HW are not too deep, and make me lean toward calling it E. pectinaria; but E. marginaria is the other possibility."
Checklist region(s): United States, Missouri, Taney County