Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1044576

Shasta Pyrausta Moth
Pyrausta perrubralis

Observation date: May 16, 2015
Submitted by: katie moorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This individual was caught while resting by a porch light at around 11pm and photographed the next morning. Upon release it rested for a while on a planter rim and then flew into the grass (as seen in the photographs). Later in the day, I saw what I thought was a dull, more straw colored version of this moth, but I could not get a good photo before it flew away. Weather conditions both days were cool and partly cloudy.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Josiah Gilbert
Verified date: May 21, 2015
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Sonoma County