Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1028188

Half-white Carpet Moth
Mesoleuca gratulata

Observation date: March 06, 2015
Submitted by: rvsteele
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Photos taken off Coal Creek Road, Nehalem, OR. Feeding on Palmate Coltsfoot
Status: Resident
Verified by: J_Martineau
Verified date: March 27, 2021
Coordinator notes: First of all, this is a moth, not a butterfly. Since it is colorful, a moth expert should be able to ID it, and change of status should allow moth specialists to give it a try-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Tillamook County