Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1039182

Observation date: April 02, 2015
Submitted by: Jon Rapp
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: ID suggested by Terry Harrison on BugGuide. Please see notes and discussion. He say A. heppneri and A. incertella look identical, however one is a fall and the other spring species. He says it's too early for the spring species (incertella) to be around, so this is likely an overwintering individual. The fall species is heppneri and the most likely ID. Measured 6mm TL.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Phillip E. Koenig
Verified date: April 08, 2015
Coordinator notes: Harrison states: "Both species overwinter in the adult stage." It seems to me that this could be either species but I will go with the suggested name. A specimen would be most helpful.
Checklist region(s): United States, Missouri, Boone County