Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1066217

Red-Crossed Button Slug
Tortricidia pallida

Observation date: July 25, 2015
Submitted by: Bushytail3
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: BarbSendelbach
Verified date: March 27, 2022
Coordinator notes: Wagner (1) states that "there are no adult characters (including genitalia) that can be used to reliably separate the adults of the Red-crossed Button Slug from those of the Abbreviated Button Slug." He suggests that the two may in fact be the same species. Adults with more faintly patterned wings, and larvae with the lateral arms of the red dorsal mark extending all the way down the sides of the body, are considered here to be the Red-crossed Button Slug.
Partner project: National Moth Week
Checklist region(s): United States, New Jersey, Morris County