Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1046139

Observation date: May 31, 2015
Submitted by: Nancy Hamlett
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Seen at the Claremont Colleges' Bernard Field Station in sage scrub habitat. Weather was warm (90°F) and windy (gusting up to 15 mph), and when this moth took flight, a gust of wind blew it into a small, shallow seasonal pond maintained for Western Toads. I fished it out of the water with an Artemisia californica branch and photographed it on the branch. The moth is still wet in the photograph, so the colors may look a little bit darker or intense that they would if the moth were dry.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mcduck
Verified date: November 09, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.