Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1054705

Festive Midget
Elaphria festivoides

Observation date: May 06, 2015
Submitted by: wildreturn
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Phillip E. Koenig
Verified date: October 14, 2015
Coordinator notes: BugGuide says: "Festive slightly larger on average & generally drabber, lacking the bright rufous and white scales usually present in Pale-winged. Forewing markings generally less defined in Festive than Pale-winged; for example, claviform spot indistinct to absent in Festive, well developed in Pale-winged."
Checklist region(s): United States, Missouri, Lincoln County