Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1062654

Observation date: August 25, 2015
Submitted by: edenny
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Jet black moth with white dots, wings are an interesting, crinkly texture. This one is about 1/2 inch wingspan
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: August 26, 2015
Coordinator notes: This is either Diathrausta harlequinalis or D. reconditalis. These species can not be distinguished reliably from photos. Range can be used in some regions.