Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1070712

Four-spotted Ghost Moth
Sthenopis purpurascens

Observation date: July 14, 2015
Submitted by: Sharon Watson
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Attracted to light and found on back side of my sheet. I brought the moth in to photograph and it started laying ova like crazy. The ova was mailed to an individual on the east to try to rear. The ova was a creamy white when 1st laid and within hours it changed to a purplish color.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Tom Middagh
Verified date: November 06, 2015
Coordinator notes: Very Nice! This will be the first report submitted to BAMONA for ND and for continental USA.
Checklist region(s): United States, North Dakota, Traill County