Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1050816

Observation date: June 21, 2015
Submitted by: Kristie Nelson
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Nectaring on aster in late morning; I've not seen it there since (a patch I check a few times a day), but pretty sure I saw another this morning in a corner of our turkey coop. Found some superficially matches online or in Powell & Opler, but the accounts or photos don't mention the ruby red underwing of this creature. When perched, wings held against body
Status: Resident
Verified by: Josiah Gilbert
Verified date: June 30, 2015
Coordinator notes: Another nice moth, thanks for submitting! Although the records on MPG for this species appear to be mostly from southern CA, there is a record of this species from Mono Lake on the CA moth specimen database.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Mono County